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halobiont

[hal-oh-bahy-ont, hey-loh-]
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noun Biology.
  1. an organism that thrives in a saline environment.
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Origin of halobiont

First recorded in 1925–30; halo- + -biont
Related formshal·o·bi·on·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for halobiont

halobiont

noun
  1. a plant or animal that lives in a salty environment such as the sea
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Derived Formshalobiontic, adjective

Word Origin

C20: from halo- + -biont from Greek bios life
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