Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various rod-shaped, halophilic, red or purple archaea of the genus Halobacterium, some species of which produce bacteriorhodopsin.

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  • n. Any of various extremophiles, of genus Halobacteria, found in water saturated or nearly saturated with salt.

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  • n. halophiles in saline environments such as the Dead Sea or salt flats

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

New Latin Halobactērium, genus name : halo- + bacterium (from the former classification of the archaea among the bacteria).

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halo- +‎ bacterium

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