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halophile

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noun hal·o·phile \ˈha-lə-ˌfī(-ə)l\

Definition of halophile

  1. :  an organism that flourishes in a salty environment

halophilic

play \ˌha-lə-ˈfi-lik\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of halophile

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1923


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halophile

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noun halo·phile \ˈhal-ə-ˌfīl\

Medical Definition of halophile

  1. :  an organism that flourishes in a salty environment

halophilic

\ˌhal-ə-ˈfil-ik\play adjective



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