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oligohaline (adjective) (not comparable)
1. Referring to brackish water that has a salinity between 0.5 and 3.0 parts per thousand, or sea water having a salinity between 17 and 30 parts per thousand: Jane is interested in knowing more about oligohaline water, which has a low salinity level in the range of 0 - 0.5%.
2. A reference to organisms that are tolerant of only a moderate range of salinities: Oligohaline creatures are those that cannot survive in a high salinity level in oceans, but only in brackish water with a saltiness of 0.5 to 3.0 parts per thousand.
This entry is located in the following units: halio-, hali-, halo-, hal- (page 5) olig-, oligo- (page 4)