halophile

noun
hal·​o·​phile | \ ˈha-lə-ˌfī(-ə)l How to pronounce halophile (audio) \

Definition of halophile

: an organism that flourishes in a salty environment

Other Words from halophile

halophilic \ ˌha-​lə-​ˈfi-​lik How to pronounce halophilic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of halophile

1923, in the meaning defined above

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“Halophile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/halophile. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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halophile

noun
halo·​phile | \ ˈhal-ə-ˌfīl How to pronounce halophile (audio) \

Medical Definition of halophile

: an organism that flourishes in a salty environment

Other Words from halophile

halophilic \ ˌhal-​ə-​ˈfil-​ik How to pronounce halophilic (audio) \ adjective

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