euryhaline

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adjective eu·ry·ha·line \ ˌyu̇r-i-ˈhā-ˌlīn , -ˈha- \

Definition of euryhaline

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

Origin and Etymology of euryhaline

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


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