stenohaline


steno·ha·line

adjective \ˌste-nō-ˈhā-ˌlīn, -ˈha-ˌlīn\

Definition of STENOHALINE

of an aquatic organism
:  unable to withstand wide variation in salinity of surrounding water

Origin of STENOHALINE

International Scientific Vocabulary sten- + Greek halinos of salt, from hals salt — more at salt
First Known Use: circa 1920

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