hydrous

[hahy-druh s]
adjective
  1. containing water.
  2. Chemistry. containing water or its elements in some kind of union, as in hydrates or hydroxides.

Origin of hydrous

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

hydrous

adjective
  1. containing water
  2. (of a chemical compound) combined with water moleculeshydrous copper sulphate, CuSO 4 .5H 2 O
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hydrous in Science

hydrous

[hīdrəs]
  1. Containing water.
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