Halo-Salt Words: euhalline to stenohaline
halio-, hali- (Greek > Latin: sea or ocean; salt)
Dont confuse this halo-, hal- with another hal- [Latin] that means breathe, breath.
A reference to waters containing between 30 and 40 parts per thousand of dissolved salts; that is, in most cases, normal sea water.
Able to tolerate a wide range of salinity; said of organisms capable of withstanding widely varying concentrations of salt in the environment.
Pertaining to saline conditions.
A reference to a plant living in a habitat with high salt content.
1. Living in haloid soils having a crystalloid content between 0.5 and 2 parts per thousand of salt content.
2. Used in reference to a plant living in a habitat with a high salt content.
A compound containing halogen (i.e., bromine, chlorine, fluorine, or iodine) combined with a metal or some other radical.
A treatise or dissertation on the nature and quality of salts.
The measurement of the amount of saline matter in a solution.
An application either to the sea or to salt.
Containing or consisting of salt; saline.
A description of the sea.
The ingestion of an abnormally large amount of salts; especially, sodium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, and the salts of calcium, magnesium, and potassium.
Marine or inland saltwater planktonic organisms.
Osteomalacia; a loss or lack of lime salts (calcium) in bone; halisteretic.
Native salt; sodium chloride.
A marine organism or an organism that lives in a saline habitat.
The total life of the sea; that part of the Earths surface occupied by marine organisms; halibios
A reference to life in the sea.
1. A vertical gradient in the saltiness of the ocean.
2. A salinity discontinuity; a zone of marked salinity gradient.
Any skin eruption caused by a halide.
Capable of existing in a medium containing a high concentration of salt.
1. Any of the five electronegative diatomic elements, fluorine, chlorine, iodine, bromine, or astatine; used to describe lamps or other light sources containing a filament heated by a halogen. So called because the elements readily form salts when combined with metals.
2. An element of a closely related chemical family, all of which form similar (saltlike) compounds in combination with sodium and most other metals.
Saltlike; derived from or resembling a halogen.
In geology, the study of the structure and processes involved in the formation of salt domes; salt tectonics.
Pertaining to salt lakes.
Designating marine organisms so modified that they can live in fresh water.
A branch of chemistry that deals with salts.
Divination, or fortune telling, with the use of salt.
An instrument for measuring the external form, angles, and planes of salt crystals.
Measuring the external forms of salt crystals.
1. Containing, or developed under the influence of, large quantities of salts other than calcium carbonate.
2. A description of an intrazonal soil having an accumulation of salts.
The retention of salt by the body.
1. A microorganism requiring a high concentration of salt for optimal growth.
2. Any life form that thrives in saline environments.
A reference to or characterized by an affinity for salt; applied to microorganisms that require a high concentration of salt for optimal growth.
Existing in saline habitats; such as, plants that thrive in salty soil; halophilic, halophily.
Any creature that is intolerant of saline life.
Intolerant of saline habitats.
A plant utilizing saline ground water.
A plant living in saline conditions; for example, a plant tolerating or thriving in an alkaline soil rich in sodium and calcium salts; halophytic.
Marine or inland salt-water plankton.
Saltwater areas as a whole; the marine portion of an environment.
An ecological succession commencing in a saline habitat.
That branch of chemistry that deals with salts.
Tolerating, although not necessarily preferring, a saline environment; haloxene.
A salty white Greek cheese with a tough rubbery texture that is usually grilled until a crust has formed on both sides and eaten hot.
The loss of salt by the body.
A reference to organisms that freely inhabit fresh water, sea water, and brackish water.
Said of water that contains more than 40 parts per thousand of dissolved salts.
Pertaining to brackish water having a salinity between three and 10 parts per thousand or sea water having a salinity between 30 and 34 parts per thousand.
A reference to estuarine waters (wide mouth of a river that flows into the sea) that contain more than 30 parts per thousand of dissolved salts but less than the concentration of the adjacent seas.
A reference to any body of water that contains anywhere from 0.5 to 30 parts per thousand dissolved salts.
Said of brackish water containing from 5 to 18 parts per thousand dissolved salts.
An application to brackish waters containing from 0.5 to 5 parts per thousand dissolved salts.
A reference to brackish water containing from 18 to 30 parts per million dissolved salts.
A reference to planktonic organisms living in sea water of less than five parts per thousand salinity.
1. Characterized by salinity in the range immediately above that of fresh water.
2. A reference to organisms that are tolerant of only a moderate range of salinities.
3. Brackish water that has a salinity between 0.5 and 3.0 parts per thousand, or sea water having a salinity between 17 and 30 parts per thousand.
Pertaining to brackish water having a salinity between 10 and 17 parts per thousand; or to sea water having a salinity greater than 34 parts per thousand.
Thriving in a wide range of salinities; polyhalophile, polyhalophily.
Organisms that only inhabit oceanic waters of relatively constant high salinity.
A reference to organisms that are capable of tolerating only slight variations in salt concentrations, but it also applies to those capable of tolerating only low concentrations.