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stenohaline

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adjective steno·ha·line \ˌste-nō-ˈhā-ˌlīn, -ˈha-ˌlīn\

Definition of stenohaline

of an aquatic organism

  1. :  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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