stenohaline

[sten-uh-hal-ahyn, -hey-lahyn]

adjective

(of an aquatic organism) unable to withstand wide variation in salinity of the surrounding water.

Nearby words

  1. stenochoria,
  2. stenograph,
  3. stenographer,
  4. stenographic,
  5. stenography,
  6. stenopeic,
  7. stenopetalous,
  8. stenophagous,
  9. stenophyllous,
  10. stenosal murmur

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British Dictionary definitions for stenohaline

stenohaline

adjective

(of certain aquatic animals) able to exist only within a narrow range of salinityCompare euryhaline

Word Origin for stenohaline

C20: from steno- + haline, from Greek hals salt + -ine 1

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