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

Word History


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

Dictionary Entries Near stenohaline

Cite this Entry

“Stenohaline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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