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hydrous

[ hahy-druhs ]
/ ˈhaɪ drəs /
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adjective
containing water.
Chemistry. containing water or its elements in some kind of union, as in hydrates or hydroxides.
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Origin of hydrous

First recorded in 1820–30; hydr-1 + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for hydrous

hydrous
/ (ˈhaɪdrəs) /

adjective
containing water
(of a chemical compound) combined with water moleculeshydrous copper sulphate, CuSO 4 .5H 2 O
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Scientific definitions for hydrous

hydrous
[ hīdrəs ]

Containing water.
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