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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A hydrate in which the molecular ratio of water molecules to anhydrous compound is 1:2.

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  • n. A hydrate whose solid contains one molecule of water of crystallization per two molecules, or per two unit cells

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In chem., a compound containing water in the proportion of half a molecule for one molecule of another substance, as a salt.

Etymologies

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hemi- + hydrate

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