stenohaline

stenohaline

[sten-uh-hal-ahyn, -hey-lahyn]
adjective
(of an aquatic organism) unable to withstand wide variation in salinity of the surrounding water.
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stenohaline (ˌstɛnəʊˈheɪliːn, -laɪn)
 
adj
Compare euryhaline (of certain aquatic animals) able to exist only within a narrow range of salinity
 
[C20: from steno- + haline, from Greek hals salt + -ine1]

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