halophile

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hal·o·phile

 (hăl′ə-fīl′)
n.
An organism that requires a saline environment.

hal′o·phil′ic (-fĭl′ĭk), ha·loph′i·lous (hă-lŏf′ə-ləs) adj.

halophile

(ˈhæləʊˌfaɪl)
n
(Biology) an organism that thrives in an extremely salty environment, such as the Dead Sea
ˌhaloˈphilic, haˈlophilous adj

hal•o•phile

(ˈhæl əˌfaɪl)

n.
an organism that requires a salt-rich environment.
[1835–45]
hal`o•phil′ic (-ˈfɪl ɪk) ha•loph•i•lous (hæˈlɒf ə ləs) adj.
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Noun1.halophile - archaebacteria requiring a salt-rich environment for growth and survival
archaebacteria, archaebacterium, archaeobacteria, archeobacteria - considered ancient life forms that evolved separately from bacteria and blue-green algae
halobacter, halobacteria, halobacterium - halophiles in saline environments such as the Dead Sea or salt flats
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Water level fluctuations expose extensive mud flats and the surrounding vegetation is mainly composed by halophilous prairies dominated by Distichlis spicata and Paspalum vaginatum (Romano et al.
Diatoms were grouped according to their habitat into plankton and periphyton, and according to their salinity tolerance, to brackish/marine, halophilous and freshwater taxa.
spikelet, nut, stipules, whorl, obovate capsule, halophilous, opposite epetiolate ovate leaves, etc.