Definition of Halophile

1. Noun. Archaebacteria requiring a salt-rich environment for growth and survival.




Definition of Halophile

1. Noun. (biology) an organism that lives and thrives in an environment of high salinity, often requiring such an environment; a form of extremophile ¹

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Definition of Halophile

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Halophile

1. Any organism that lives or thrives in a salty environment. (09 Oct 1997)

Halophile Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Halophile

halonium
halonium ion
haloniums
halons
halonuclei
halonucleus
haloperidol
haloperidol reductase
haloperidols
haloperoxidase
haloperoxidases
halophenol
halophenols
halophil
halophila
halophile (current term)
halophiles
halophilic
halophilism
halophils
halophosphate
halophosphine
halophosphines
halophyte
halophytes
halophytic
haloprogin
haloquinoline
halorhodopsin
halorhodopsins

Literary usage of Halophile

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1. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy by Royal Irish Academy (1905)
"... rather than halophile plant. The only list of plants we made here (in the month of December) is as follows, in order of relative abundance :— TRITICUM ..."

2. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium by United States National Herbarium, United States National Museum (1897)
"The prevailing species are mostly not halophile plants, although Scions ... On the other hand, species normally not halophile, especially two rushes, ..."

3. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1868)
"The extractive matter soluble in absolute alcohol he proposed to name halophile, in consequence of its power of combining with various neutral salts. ..."

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