halophil

[hălə-fĭl]

n.

An organism, especially a microorganism, that requires a high concentration of salt in its environment for optimal growth.

Nearby words

  1. heliotaxis,
  2. heliotherapy,
  3. heliotrope,
  4. heliotropic,
  5. heliotropin,
  6. heliotype,
  7. heliotypic,
  8. heliozoan,
  9. heliozoic,
  10. helipad

Related formshal′o•philic (-fĭlĭk) adj.


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