halophile

[hal-uh-fahyl]
noun
any organism, as certain halobacteria and marine bacteria, that requires a salt-rich environment for its growth and survival.

Origin:
1835–45; halo- + -phile

halophilic [hal-uh-fil-ik] , halophilous [ha-lof-uh-luhs] , adjective
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halophile (ˈhæləʊˌfaɪl)
 
n
an organism that thrives in an extremely salty environment, such as the Dead Sea
 
halo'philic
 
adj

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At the dna level, the halophiles exhibit distinct dinucleotide and codon usage.
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