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

Definition of euryhaline

  1. :  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

First Known Use: 1888

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