halio-, hali-, halo-, hal-

(Greek > Latin: salt or "the sea")

Don't confuse this halio-, halo-, hal- unit with another hal- unit which means "breathe, breath".

euhaline
A reference to waters containing between 30 and 40 parts per thousand of dissolved salts; that is, in most cases, normal sea water.
euryhaline
Able to tolerate a wide range of salinity; said of organisms capable of withstanding widely varying concentrations of salt in the environment.
halibios
The total life of the sea; that part of the earth’s surface occupied by marine organisms.
halic
Pertaining to saline conditions.
halicole (verb), halicoles; halicoled; halicoling
To live in a place with a high salt content.
halicolous (adjective), more halicolous, most halicolous
A reference to a plant living in a habitat with a high salt content.
halide
A compound containing halogen (i.e., bromine, chlorine, fluorine, or iodine) combined with a metal or some other radical.
haligraphy
A treatise or dissertation on the nature and quality of salts.
halimetric (adjective), more halimetric, most halimetric
halimetry
The measurement of the amount of saline matter in a solution.
haline
An application either to the sea or to salt.
halinous
Containing or consisting of salt; saline.
haliography
A description of the sea.
haliphage
haliphagia
The ingestion of an abnormally large amount of salts; especially, sodium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, and the salts of calcium, magnesium, and potassium.

Links to related <I>salt</I> words Related "salt" unit: sal-.

Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving the "sea" and the "ocean" bodies of water: abysso- (bottomless); Atlantic; batho-, bathy- (depth); bentho- (deep, depth); mare, mari- (sea); necto-, nekto- (swimming); oceano-; pelago- (sea, ocean); plankto- (drifting); thalasso- (sea, ocean).