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haloarchaea

[ hal-oh-ahr-kee-uh ]
/ ˌhæl oʊˈɑr ki ə /
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plural noun, singular hal·o·ar·chae·on [hal-oh-ahr-kee-on]. /ˌhæl oʊˈɑr kiˌɒn/.
Microbiology. a group of archaea requiring a salt-rich environment for growth and survival, and having no chlorophyll but a distinctive purplish pigmentation by which photosynthesis occurs.
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See also halobacteria.

Origin of haloarchaea

First recorded in 1995–2000; halo- + archaea

Words nearby haloarchaea

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