halophile

noun
hal·​o·​phile | \ˈha-lə-ˌfī(-ə)l \

Definition of halophile 

: an organism that flourishes in a salty environment

Other Words from halophile

halophilic \ˌha-​lə-​ˈfi-​lik \ adjective

First Known Use of halophile

1923, in the meaning defined above

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halophile

noun
halo·​phile | \ˈhal-ə-ˌfīl \

Medical Definition of halophile 

: an organism that flourishes in a salty environment

Other Words from halophile

halophilic \ˌhal-​ə-​ˈfil-​ik \ adjective

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