hydric etymology

English word hydric comes from English -ic, English hydro-

Detailed word origin of hydric

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ic English (eng) (chemistry) Used to denote certain chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a higher oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ous. For example sulphuric acid (H₂SO₄) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H₂SO₃).. Used to form adjectives from nouns with the meaning “of or pertaining to”.
hydro- English (eng) (chemistry) hydrogen. (mineralogy) a hydrous compound. (zoology) Hydrozoa. Water.
hydric English (eng) (chemistry) Of, or relating to hydrogen.. Characterized by, or requiring moisture.

Words with the same origin as hydric

Descendants of -ic
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Descendants of hydro-
MHD MHDP MHDT autohydrolysis benzohydroquinone cal dehydroamino dendrohydrology dihydrobromide ectohydric electrohydrodynamic hydramide hydrarchy hydrarthrosis hydremia hydrencephalocele hydro hydronymy hydrostratigraphic hydruret hydruria monohydric nonhydric tetrahydrochloride xylohydroquinone