/ˈhaɪdrɪk/ (say 'huydrik)

1. relating to, or containing, hydrogen.
2. relating to an environment containing, or requiring an abundance of moisture. Compare xeric, mesic.
a. containing acid hydrogen.
b. containing hydroxyl, especially of alcohols and phenols.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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