stenohaline

adjective
steno·​ha·​line | \ ˌste-nō-ˈhā-ˌlīn How to pronounce stenohaline (audio) , -ˈha-ˌlīn \

Definition of stenohaline

of an aquatic organism
: unable to withstand wide variation in salinity of surrounding water

First Known Use of stenohaline

circa 1920, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stenohaline

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

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“Stenohaline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stenohaline. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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