halophil hal·o·phil (hāl’ə-fĭl) or hal·o·phile (-fīl’)
An organism, especially a microorganism, that requires a high concentration of salt in its environment for optimal growth.
hal’o·phil’ic (-fĭl’ĭk) adj.
[hal-uh-fahyl] /ˈhæl əˌfaɪl/ noun 1. any organism, as certain halobacteria and marine bacteria, that requires a salt-rich environment for its growth and survival. /ˈhæləʊˌfaɪl/ noun 1. an organism that thrives in an extremely salty environment, such as the Dead Sea
[hal-uh-fahyt] /ˈhæl əˌfaɪt/ noun 1. a plant that thrives in saline soil. /ˈhæləʊˌfaɪt/ noun 1. a plant that grows in very salty soil, as in a salt marsh halophyte (hāl’ə-fīt’) A plant adapted to living in salty soil, as along the seashore or in salt flats. Mangroves, salt-marsh grasses, and saltbushes are halophytes.
/ˈhæləʊˌsɪə/ noun 1. (ecology) a plant community that originates and develops in conditions of high salinity
- Halo sign
halo sign n. A radiologic indication of a dead or dying fetus in which the subcutaneous fat layer is elevated over the fetal skull.