(Hy*drop"a*thy) n. [Hydro-, 1 + Gr. to suffer.] The water cure; a mode of treating diseases
by the copious and frequent use of pure water, both internally and externally.
(||Hy`dro*per`i*to*ne"um) n. [NL. See Hydro-, and Peritoneum.] (Med.) Same as
(Hy"dro*phane) n. [Hydro-, 1 + Gr. to show, appear: cf. F. hydrophane.] (Min.) A semitranslucent
variety of opal that becomes translucent or transparent on immersion in water.
(Hy*droph"a*nous) a. (Min.) Made transparent by immersion in water.
(Hy"dro*phid) n. [Hydro-, 1 + Gr. a small serpent.] (Zoöl.) Any sea snake of the genus Hydrophys
and allied genera. These snakes are venomous, live upon fishes, and have a flattened tail for swimming.
(Hy`dro*phlo"rone) n. [Hydro- , 2 + phlorone.] (Chem.) A white, crystalline benzene
derivative, C8H10O2, obtained by the reduction of phlorone.
(Hy`dro*pho"bi*a) n. [L., fr. Gr. "y`dwr water + fear: cf. F. hydrophobie.] (Med.) (a) An
abnormal dread of water, said to be a symptom of canine madness; hence: (b) The disease caused by
a bite form, or inoculation with the saliva of, a rabid creature, of which the chief symptoms are, a sense
of dryness and construction in the throat, causing difficulty in deglutition, and a marked heightening of
reflex excitability, producing convulsions whenever the patient attempts to swallow, or is disturbed in any
way, as by the sight or sound of water; rabies; canine madness. [Written also hydrophoby.]
(Hy`dro*phob"ic) a. [L. hydrophobicus, Gr. : cf. F. hydrophobique.] Of or pertaining to
hydrophobia; producing or caused by rabies; as, hydrophobic symptoms; the hydrophobic poison.
(Hy"dro*pho`by) n. See Hydrophobia.
(||Hy*droph"o*ra) n. pl. [NL., fr. E. hydra + Gr. to bear.] (Zoöl.) The Hydroidea.
(Hy"dro*phore) n. [Gr. "y`dwr water + to bear.] An instrument used for the purpose of
obtaining specimens of water from any desired depth, as in a river, a lake, or the ocean.
(||Hy`dro*phyl"li*um) n.; pl. L. Hydrophyllia E. Hydrophylliums [NL., fr. Gr. "y`dwr
water + a leaf.] (Zoöl.) One of the flat, leaflike, protective zooids, covering other zooids of certain Siphonophora.
(Hy"dro*phyte) n. [Gr. + plant: cf. F. hydrophyte.] An aquatic plant; an alga.
(Hy*droph`y*tol"o*gy) n. [Hydro- + phyte + -logy.] The branch of botany which treats
of water plants.
(Hy*drop"ic Hy*drop"ic*al) a. [L. hydropicus, Gr. : cf. F. hydropique. See Dropsy.] Dropsical,
or resembling dropsy.
Every lust is a kind of hydropic distemper, and the more we drink the more we shall thirst.Tillotson.
(Hy*drop"ic*al*ly), adv. In a hydropical manner.
(||Hy"dro*pi`per) n. [NL., fr. Gr. "y`dwr water + L. piper a pepper.] (Bot.) A species (Polygonum
Hydropiper) of knotweed with acrid foliage; water pepper; smartweed.
(Hy`dro*pneu*mat"ic) a. [Hydro- , 1 + pneumatic: cf. F. hydropneumatique.] Pertaining
to, or depending upon, both liquid and gaseous substances; as, hydropneumatic apparatus for collecting
gases over water or other liquids.