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euryhaline

[yoo r-i-hey-lahyn, -hal-ahyn] /ˌyʊər ɪˈheɪ laɪn, -ˈhæl aɪn/
adjective
1.
(of an aquatic organism) tolerating a wide range of salinity.
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  • Plants and animals that can tolerate a wide range of salinities are called euryhaline.
  • The technical terms for them is euryhaline and they may or may not be anadromous.
  • Animals living in the estuary must tolerate wide ranges of salinity and, therefore, are called euryhaline biota.
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euryhaline

/ˌjʊərɪˈheɪliːn; -laɪn/
adjective
1.
(of certain aquatic animals) able to tolerate a wide range of salinity Compare stenohaline
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