hydric
adjective Date: 1926 characterized by, relating to, or requiring an abundance of moisture <
a hydric habitat
>
<
a hydric plant
>
— compare mesic, xeric

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Hydric — Hy dric, a. [From {Hydrogen}.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or containing, hydrogen; as, hydric oxide. [1913 Webster] {Hydric dioxide}. (Chem.) See {Hydrogen dioxide}, under {Hydrogen}. {Hydric oxide} (Chem.), water. {Hydric sulphate} (Chem.), hydrogen …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -hydric — [hī′drik] [see HYDRIC] combining form having (a specified number of) hydroxyl radicals or replaceable hydrogen atoms in the molecule [monohydric] …   English World dictionary

  • hydric — 1796 as a term in chemistry, of or containing HYDROGEN (Cf. hydrogen); 1918 in ecology; see HYDRO (Cf. hydro ) + IC (Cf. ic) …   Etymology dictionary

  • hydric — [hī′drik] adj. [ HYDR(O) + IC] of or containing hydrogen …   English World dictionary

  • hydric — adjective having or characterized by excessive moisture a hydric habitat • Ant: ↑mesic, ↑xeric • Similar to: ↑hydrophytic, ↑hygrophytic …   Useful english dictionary

  • -hydric — adjective suffix containing acid hydrogen < monohydric > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hydric — wet; characterized by, relating to, or requiring an abundance of moisture …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • hydric — adj. [Gr. hydor, water] 1. Having an abundant supply of moisture. 2. Pertaining to or containing hydrogen …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • hydric — hydric1 /huy drik/, adj. pertaining to or containing hydrogen. [1850 55; HYDR 2 + IC] hydric2 /huy drik/, adj. of, pertaining to, or adapted to a wet or moist environment. [1925 30; HYDR 1 + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • -hydric — a combining form of hydric1: hexahydric. * * * …   Universalium

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