halophil

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halophil hal·o·phil (hāl'ə-fĭl) or hal·o·phile (-fīl')
n.
An organism, especially a microorganism, that requires a high concentration of salt in its environment for optimal growth.


hal'o·phil'ic (-fĭl'ĭk) adj.
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halophil

noun
archaebacteria requiring a salt-rich environment for growth and survival [syn: halophile
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