hygro-


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hygro-

(word root) wet
Examples of words with the root hygro-: hygrometer
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hygro-

pref.
Moisture; humidity: hygroscope.

[From Greek hugros, wet, moist.]
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hygro-

or before a vowel

hygr-

combining form
(Physical Geography) indicating moisture: hygrometer.
[from Greek hugros wet]
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hygro-

a combining form meaning “wet,” “moist,” “moisture”: hygrometer.
[< Greek, comb. form of hygrós wet, moist]
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Translations

hygro-

prefHygro-, hygro-, (Luft)feuchtigkeits-;
hygrometer
nHygrometer nt, → (Luft)feuchtigkeitsmesser m
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References in periodicals archive ?
Representatives from all ecological groups of testate amoebae were noted here with the prevalence of hygro- and hydrophilic species from the genera Arcella, Difflugia, Trigonopyxis, Centropyxis, Cyclopyxis, Heleopera, Hyalosphenia, Nebela, Porosia, Argynnia, Quadrulella, and Sphenoderia.
The hsI may function in forming a small plastron-like air bubble associated with the club; th may function as hygro- and thermoreceptors when the RWW is out of water (Hix et al.
Relationship between structure and function of antennal chemo-, hygro-, and thermoreceptive sensilla in Periplaneta americana.