non·​hy·​gro·​scop·​ic ˌnän-ˌhī-grə-ˈskä-pik How to pronounce nonhygroscopic (audio)
: not readily taking up and retaining moisture : not hygroscopic
Simvastatin is a white to off-white, nonhygroscopic, crystalline powder that is practically insoluble in water …Physician's Desk Reference

Word History

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonhygroscopic was in 1853

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“Nonhygroscopic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition


non·​hy·​gro·​scop·​ic -ˌhī-grə-ˈskäp-ik How to pronounce nonhygroscopic (audio)
: not hygroscopic
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