2. Adjective. living and thriving in an environment of high salinity ¹
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Definition of Halophilic
Medical Definition of Halophilic
1. Literally, salt loving: able to survive in environments with high ionic strength such as salt lakes. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)
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Literary usage of Halophilic
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1. Fish Fermentation Technology by Cherl-Ho Lee, Keith H. Steinkraus, P.J. Alan Reilly (1993)
"The cytochrome c oxidase next to above-mentioned had lower halophilic character. Inner cytochrome b4 oxidase was less halophilic, but stronger halophilic ..."
2. Laboratory Manual in General Microbiology by Dept. of Bacteriology and Public Health, Michigan, Michigan State University, East Lansing Agricultural College, Dept. of Bacteriology and Hygiene (1916)
"1000.00 cc Gelatin for cultivating phosphorescent halophilic organisms: Prepared as ordinary gelatin with the addition of 3% salt. The reaction is made —20° ..."
3. Water Quality in the Cook Inlet Basin, Alaska, 1998-2001 by Roy L. Glass (2004)
"The proportion of algae that prefer water enriched with dissolved minerals (halophilic) increased in Chester Creek during June 2000 from its headwaters to ..."