Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms
halophil in Medicine

halophil

(hălə-fĭl)
n.
  1. An organism, especially a microorganism, that requires a high concentration of salt in its environment for optimal growth.
Related formshal′o•philic (-fĭlĭk) adj.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.