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pentahydrate

[ pen-tuh-hahy-dreyt ]
/ ˌpɛn təˈhaɪ dreɪt /
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noun Chemistry.
a hydrate that contains five molecules of water, as potassium molybdate, KMoO4⋅5H2O.
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Origin of pentahydrate

First recorded in 1915–20; penta- + hydrate

OTHER WORDS FROM pentahydrate

pen·ta·hy·drat·ed, adjective
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