How does the word sound?
History of this Word
"hygro" is from "hugros" (moist) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.
A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "moisture" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.
Examples of how the word is used
|Another type of hygrometer works on the principle that electrical resistance varies in a material that absorbs moisture.|
|In wetter habitats hygrophytes were more abundant.|