euryhaline

adjective

eu·​ry·​ha·​line ˌyu̇r-i-ˈhā-ˌlīn How to pronounce euryhaline (audio) -ˈha- How to pronounce euryhaline (audio)
: able to live in waters of a wide range of salinity
euryhaline crabs

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of euryhaline was in 1888

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Cite this Entry

“Euryhaline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/euryhaline. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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