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[hal-oh-bahy-ont, hey-loh-] /ˌhæl oʊˈbaɪ ɒnt, ˌheɪ loʊ-/

noun, Biology.
an organism that thrives in a saline environment.
a plant or animal that lives in a salty environment such as the sea


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