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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.


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