euryhaline


eu·ry·ha·line

adjective \ˌyr-i-ˈhā-ˌlīn, -ˈha-\

Definition of EURYHALINE

:  able to live in waters of a wide range of salinity <euryhaline crabs>

Origin of EURYHALINE

International Scientific Vocabulary eury- + Greek halinos of salt, from hals salt — more at salt
First Known Use: 1888

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