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hal·o·phile

 (hăl′ə-fīl′)
n.
An organism that requires a saline environment.

hal′o·phil′ic (-fĭl′ĭk), ha·loph′i·lous (hă-lŏf′ə-ləs) adj.
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halophile

(ˈhæləʊˌfaɪl)
n
(Biology) an organism that thrives in an extremely salty environment, such as the Dead Sea
ˌhaloˈphilic, haˈlophilous adj
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hal•o•phile

(ˈhæl əˌfaɪl)

n.
an organism that requires a salt-rich environment.
[1835–45]
hal`o•phil′ic (-ˈfɪl ɪk) ha•loph•i•lous (hæˈlɒf ə ləs) adj.
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Noun1.halophile - archaebacteria requiring a salt-rich environment for growth and survival
archaebacteria, archaebacterium, archaeobacteria, archeobacteria - considered ancient life forms that evolved separately from bacteria and blue-green algae
halobacter, halobacteria, halobacterium - halophiles in saline environments such as the Dead Sea or salt flats
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