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