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halobiont

[hal-oh-bahy-ont, hey-loh-] /ˌhæl oʊˈbaɪ ɒnt, ˌheɪ loʊ-/
noun, Biology
1.
an organism that thrives in a saline environment.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; halo- + -biont living (in the environment specified); see symbiont
Related forms
halobiontic, adjective
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halobiont

/ˌhæləʊˈbaɪɒnt/
noun
1.
a plant or animal that lives in a salty environment such as the sea
Derived Forms
halobiontic, adjective
Word Origin
C20: from halo- + -biont from Greek bios life
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