stenohaline

adjective steno·ha·line \ ˌste-nō-ˈhā-ˌlīn , -ˈha-ˌlīn \

Definition of stenohaline

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

Origin and Etymology of stenohaline

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


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