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euryhaline

[ yoor-i-hey-lahyn, -hal-ahyn ]

adjective

, Biology.
  1. (of an aquatic organism) tolerating a wide range of salinity.


euryhaline

/ -laɪn; ˌjʊərɪˈheɪliːn /

adjective

  1. (of certain aquatic animals) able to tolerate a wide range of salinity Compare stenohaline


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Word History and Origins

Origin of euryhaline1

First recorded in 1885–90; eury- ( def ) + Greek hálinos “made of or from salt”; salt 1( def )

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Example Sentences

Among the Megadrili or earthworms there are not many other examples of these 'euryhaline' forms as they have been named.

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