halophile

[hal-uh-fahyl]

Origin of halophile

First recorded in 1835–45; halo- + -phile
Related formshal·o·phil·ic [hal-uh-fil-ik] /ˌhæl əˈfɪl ɪk/, ha·loph·i·lous [ha-lof-uh-luh s] /hæˈlɒf ə ləs/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for halophile

halophile

noun
  1. an organism that thrives in an extremely salty environment, such as the Dead Sea
Derived Formshalophilic, adjective
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