euryhaline

adjective
eu·​ry·​ha·​line | \ ˌyu̇r-i-ˈhā-ˌlīn How to pronounce euryhaline (audio) , -ˈha- How to pronounce euryhaline (audio) \

Definition of euryhaline

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

First Known Use of euryhaline

1888, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for euryhaline

International Scientific Vocabulary eury- + Greek halinos of salt, from hals salt — more at salt

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“Euryhaline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/euryhaline. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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