Definition of halophile in English:

halophile

Line breaks: halo|phile
Pronunciation: /ˈhalə(ʊ)fʌɪl
 
, ˈheɪl-/

noun

Ecology
An organism, especially a microorganism, that grows in or can tolerate saline conditions.
More example sentences
  • The secret to growing the slow-growing halophiles is to keep the nutrient concentration low enough to curb the growth of competing organisms.
  • The population of viable halophiles is hypothesized to decrease as resources are depleted over time.
  • Studying extremophiles such as halophiles on Earth may provide insights helpful in our search for life elsewhere in the universe.

Derivatives

halophilic

Pronunciation: /haləˈfɪlɪk/
adjective
More example sentences
  • Only the evolutionarily ancient halophilic Archaea, restricted to marginal habitats such as brine ponds, appear to rely extensively on inorganic osmolytes at high concentrations.
  • The halophilic diatom C. elkab comprises at least 10% of the fossil flora throughout OD2, and increases toward the OD2 - OD3 boundary in sediments deposited during lake-level decline in the 1930s and early 1940s.
  • Photoactive yellow protein is a water-soluble photoreceptor protein responsible for the negative bluelight-induced phototaxis of the halophilic phototropic bacterium, Halorhodospira halophila.

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