hydric

1
[ hahy-drik ]
/ ˈhaɪ drɪk /
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adjective

pertaining to or containing hydrogen.

Origin of hydric

1
First recorded in 1850–55; hydr-2 + -ic

Definition for hydric (2 of 3)

hydric

2
[ hahy-drik ]
/ ˈhaɪ drɪk /

adjective

of, relating to, or adapted to a wet or moist environment.

Origin of hydric

2
First recorded in 1925–30; hydr-1 + -ic

Definition for hydric (3 of 3)

-hydric


a combining form of hydric1: hexahydric.
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British Dictionary definitions for hydric

hydric

/ (ˈhaɪdrɪk) /

adjective

of or containing hydrogen
containing or using moisture
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Word Origin and History for hydric

hydric


adj.

1796 as a term in chemistry, "of or containing hydrogen;" 1918 in ecology; see hydro- + -ic.

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Medicine definitions for hydric

hydric

[ hīdrĭk ]

adj.

Of or relating to hydrogen in a chemical grouping, as in a molecule.
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Science definitions for hydric

hydric

[ hīdrĭk ]

Relating or adapted to a wet but not flooded habitat. Cottonwoods, willows, and hemlocks are hydric plants. Compare mesic xeric.
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