stenohaline
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary sten- + Greek halinos of salt, from hals salt — more at salt Date: circa 1920 of an aquatic organism unable to withstand wide variation in salinity of surrounding water

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  • Stenohaline — describes an organism, usually fish, that cannot handle a wide fluctuation in the salt content of water. [ [http://www.ca.uky.edu/wkrec/VertebrateFishEvolution.htm Wurts, W. Why can some fish live in freshwater, some in salt water, and some in… …   Wikipedia

  • stenohaline — [sten΄ə hā′līn΄, sten΄əhal′īn΄] adj. 〚 STENO + HAL(O) + INE3〛 Biol. able to exist only in waters with a very narrow range in their salt content: opposed to EURYHALINE …   Universalium

  • stenohaline — [sten΄ə hā′līn΄, sten΄əhal′īn΄] adj. [ STENO + HAL(O) + INE3] Biol. able to exist only in waters with a very narrow range in their salt content: opposed to EURYHALINE …   English World dictionary

  • stenohaline — stenohaliniai gyvūnai statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Gyvūnai, prisitaikę gyventi tik tam tikro druskingumo vandenyse, nepakeliantys didesnių vandens druskingumo svyravimų (pvz., kai kurios kirmėlės, moliuskai, vėžiagyviai… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • sténohaline — ● sténohalin, sténohaline adjectif Se dit des organismes qui ne vivent que dans des milieux de salinité constante. ● sténohalin, sténohaline (synonymes) adjectif Se dit des organismes qui ne vivent que dans des... Contraires : euryhalin …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • stenohaline — organisms able to withstand only small changes or ranges in salinity derived from ocean salts. Opposite of euryhaline …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • stenohaline — adj. [Gr. stenos, narrow; halinos, saline] Any organism capable of withstanding only slight variations of salinity in its environment; stenosalinity; see euryhaline …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • stenohaline — Descriptive of an organism that is unable to tolerate a range of salinities …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • stenohaline — adjective Tolerant of only a narrow range of saltwater concentrations. Used of aquatic organisms …   Wiktionary

  • stenohaline — [ˌstɛnəʊ heɪlʌɪn, li:n] adjective Ecology able to tolerate only a narrow range of salinity. Often contrasted with euryhaline. Origin 1930s: from Gk stenos narrow + halinos of salt …   English new terms dictionary

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