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isohaline

[ahy-suh-hey-leen, -lahyn, -hal-een, -ahyn] /ˌaɪ səˈheɪ lin, -laɪn, -ˈhæl in, -aɪn/
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1.
a line on a map of the ocean connecting all points of equal salinity.
Also, isohalsine
[ahy-suh-hal-seen, -sahyn] /ˌaɪ səˈhæl sin, -saɪn/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; iso- + -haline < Greek hálinos salty; see hal-, -ine1
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