Definition of hydric in English:

hydric

adjective

Ecology
  • (of an environment or habitat) containing plenty of moisture; very wet.

    ‘hydric soils’
    Compare with mesic and xeric
    • ‘Communities range from xeric habitats such as scrub and scrubby flatwoods to hydric habitats such as floodplain forest and blackwater stream.’
    • ‘‘Albania is very rich with hydric resources’, he tells me.’
    • ‘It had the hydric soil characteristic of former wetlands.’
    • ‘The soils vary considerably, but share the fact that all are hydric and often subject to flooding.’
    • ‘Several new studies point to evidence that some organisms with limited capacities to acclimatize to thermal or hydric change may be limited in their ability to survive future climate changes.’

Origin

Early 20th century: from hydro- + -ic.

Pronunciation

hydric

/ˈhʌɪdrɪk/