Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Limited to or able to live only within a narrow range of saltwater concentrations. Used of aquatic organisms.

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  • adjective Tolerant of only a narrow range of saltwater concentrations. Used of aquatic organisms.

Etymologies

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

[steno– + Greek halinos, of salt (from hals, hal-, salt; see halo–).]

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From steno (narrow) and haline (salt).

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