[hal-oh-bak-teer-ee-uh] /ˌhæl oʊ bækˈtɪər i ə/
plural noun, singular halobacterium
[hal-oh-bak-teer-ee-uh m] /ˌhæl oʊ bækˈtɪər i əm/ (Show IPA)
rod-shaped archaebacteria, as of the genera Halobacterium and Halococcus, occurring in saline environments as the Dead Sea, salt flats, and brine, and using the pigment bacteriorhodopsin rather than chlorophyll for photosynthesis.
[hal-oh-bahy-ont, hey-loh-] /ˌhæl oʊˈbaɪ ɒnt, ˌheɪ loʊ-/ noun, Biology. 1. an organism that thrives in a saline environment. /ˌhæləʊˈbaɪɒnt/ noun 1. a plant or animal that lives in a salty environment such as the sea
noun 1. a disease of plants, characterized by small, necrotic leaf or fruit lesions surrounded by a yellowish, halolike band, caused by any of several bacteria of the genus Pseudomonas.
- Halo car
noun a unique automobile designed to draw attention to the brand Examples People come to see the halo car and then buy one of the regular models Word Origin allusion to the vehicle’s putting a “halo” over the brand name
[hal-uh-kahr-buh n] /ˌhæl əˈkɑr bən/ noun, Chemistry. 1. any of a class of compounds containing , one or more halogens, and sometimes hydrogen. halocarbon (hāl’ə-kär’bən) A compound, such as a fluorocarbon, that consists of carbon combined with one or more halogens. Halocarbons are typically nonflammable and nonreactive, though some halocarbons are broken down by ultraviolet […]