[ hahy-druh-kast ]
/ ˈhaɪ drəˌkæst /


a process in which water is collected at various depths in a device with bottles clamped together, providing data on differing water characteristics.

Nearby words

  1. hydrobromic acid,
  2. hydrobromide,
  3. hydrocalycosis,
  4. hydrocarbon,
  5. hydrocarbons,
  6. hydrocele,
  7. hydrocele spinalis,
  8. hydrocelectomy,
  9. hydrocellulose,
  10. hydrocephalic

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Science definitions for hydrocast


[ hīdrə-kăst′ ]

The process of using a device consisting of several water-collection bottles, such as Nansen bottles, that are wired and clamped together and used to collect data on water characteristics at various depths.
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