Definition of hemihydrate in English:

hemihydrate

Pronunciation /ˌhemē ˈhīdrāt/ /ˌhɛmi ˈhaɪdreɪt/

noun

Chemistry
  • A crystalline hydrate containing one molecule of water for every two molecules of the compound in question.

    ‘Moreover, crystalline paroxetine hydrochloride hemihydrate exhibits only limited solubility in water.’
    • ‘Heating gypsum to 120°C forms the hemihydrate 2H2O, otherwise known as plaster of Paris.’