isohaline

noun
iso·​haline | \ -ˈhaˌ- -ˌlīn \
variants: or isohalsine \ -​ˈhalˌsēn , -​ˌsīn \
plural -s

Definition of isohaline

: a line or surface drawn on a map or chart to indicate connecting points of equal salinity in the ocean

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History and Etymology for isohaline

isohaline International Scientific Vocabulary is- + -haline (from Greek halinos of salt, from hal-, hals salt + -inos -ine); isohalsine from is- + -halsine (irregular from Greek hal-, hals salt)

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“Isohaline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/isohaline. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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