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euryhaline

[ yoor-i-hey-lahyn, -hal-ahyn ]
/ ˌyʊər ɪˈheɪ laɪn, -ˈhæl aɪn /
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adjective Biology.
(of an aquatic organism) tolerating a wide range of salinity.
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Origin of euryhaline

First recorded in 1885–90; eury- + Greek hálinos “made of or from salt”; see salt1
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How to use euryhaline in a sentence

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

British Dictionary definitions for euryhaline

euryhaline
/ (ˌjʊərɪˈheɪliːn, -laɪn) /

adjective
(of certain aquatic animals) able to tolerate a wide range of salinityCompare stenohaline
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