[ hal-uh-fahyl ]
/ ˈhæl əˌfaɪl /
any organism, as certain halobacteria and marine bacteria, that requires a salt-rich environment for its growth and survival.
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OTHER WORDS FROM halophilehal·o·phil·ic [hal-uh-fil-ik], /ˌhæl əˈfɪl ɪk/, ha·loph·i·lous [ha-lof-uh-luhs], /hæˈlɒf ə ləs/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for halophile
/ (ˈhæləʊˌfaɪl) /
an organism that thrives in an extremely salty environment, such as the Dead Sea
Derived forms of halophilehalophilic, adjective
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