stenohaline

adjective

steno·​ha·​line ˌste-nō-ˈhā-ˌlīn How to pronounce stenohaline (audio)
-ˈha-ˌlīn
of an aquatic organism
: unable to withstand wide variation in salinity of surrounding water

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

circa 1920, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stenohaline was circa 1920

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Cite this Entry

“Stenohaline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stenohaline. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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