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hy·dric

 (hī′drĭk)
adj.
Of, characterized by, or adapted to an extremely moist habitat.

hydric

(ˈhaɪdrɪk)
adj
1. (Elements & Compounds) of or containing hydrogen
2. (Chemistry) containing or using moisture

hy•dric1

(ˈhaɪ drɪk)

adj.
pertaining to or containing hydrogen.
[1850–55; hydr-2 + -ic]

hy•dric2

(ˈhaɪ drɪk)

adj.
of, pertaining to, or adapted to a wet or moist environment.
[1925–30; hydr-1 + -ic]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hydric - having or characterized by excessive moisture; "a hydric habitat"
mesic - having or characterized by moderate or a well-balanced supply of moisture; "mesic habitats"
xeric - being deficient in moisture; "deserts provide xeric environments"
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The expression and conservation of soil enzymatic activity can also be modified naturally by environmental factors such as seasonal changes, geographical location and thermal and hydric soil regimes (Gianfreda & Ruggiero, 2006).
The only exception was samples taken from a rice paddy near Mouila village, where the soil was gleysol (clay, a hydric soil saturated with groundwater long enough to develop a characteristic gleyic color pattern) (Table 2).
Wooded Formulas Established Under Statuses Book Following Objectives: Maximum Protection and Permanent Soil Improvement and Restoration to Restore Hydric Soil Normal Protection Settlements.
Thursday - Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions summer workshop: "Hydric Soil Field Identification, Documentation and Delineation," 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Sudbury.
Soil samples from each quadrat where vegetation was sampled were taken with a 38 cm soil sampling probe and compared to a Munsell soil color chart for hydric soil color indicators.
Soils at the Smith Lake upland (Site 1) plots were determined to be a well-drained silt loam lacking any hydric soil indicators and dominated by colors including 10YR 3/4, 2.5Y 5/4, and 2.5Y 4/4 (Gretag-Macbeth, 2000) within the upper 40 cm.
The environmental/natural resources students at MVCTC assisted the Montgomery County Soil and Water Conservation District (which had three of the MVCTC environmental science graduates on staff) in selecting the site on the campus based on hydric soil conditions.
Wetlands must have one or more of the following three attributes: (1) at least periodically, the land supports predominantly hydrophytes; (2) the substrate is predominantly undrained hydric soil; and (3) the substrate is nonsoil and is saturated with water or covered by shallow water at some time during the growing season.
Wetlands are generally defined on the basis of hydric soil, hydrophytic vegetation, and hydrology.
It had the hydric soil characteristic of former wetlands.
Large areas of hydric soil are present in the county (U.S.