Definition of euryhaline in English:


Syllabification: eu·ry·ha·line
Pronunciation: /ˌyərəˈhālīn, -ˈhal-


  • (Of an aquatic organism) able to tolerate a wide range of salinity. Often contrasted with stenohaline.
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    • Although these represent a small number of the euryhaline species, they are widely separated in the evolution of teleosts, suggesting that the osmoregulatory action of GH and IGFI may also be widespread among teleosts.
    • The crustacean hepatopancreas expresses a variety of transporters, but little attention has been paid to their possible involvement in osmoregulation by euryhaline species.
    • Marine sponges are an essential and highly diverse component of marine benthic communities, ranging from the euryhaline estuarine, to intertidal, to the deep-sea.


late 19th century: from Greek eurus 'wide' + halinos 'of salt'.

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