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".

haliphagous
Ingestion of an excessive quantity of a salt or salts, especially of sodium chloride, calcium, magnesium, potassium salts, or of sodium bicarbonate.
haliphagy
haliplankton
Marine or inland saltwater planktonic organisms.
halisteresis
Osteomalacia; a loss or lack of lime salts (calcium) in bone; halisteretic.
halite
Native salt; sodium chloride.
halobion
An association of marine plants.
halobiont
A marine organism or an organism living in a saline habitat.
halobiotic
A reference to life in the sea.
halocline
1. A vertical gradient in the saltiness of the ocean.
2. A salinity discontinuity; a zone of marked salinity gradient.
halodermia
Any skin eruption caused by a halide.
haloduric
Capable of existing in a medium containing a high concentration of salt.
halogen
1. Any of the five electronegative diatomic elements, fluorine, chlorine, iodine, bromine, or astatine; used to describe lamps or other light sources containing a filament heated by a halogen. So called because the elements readily form salts when combined with metals.
2. An element of a closely related chemical family, all of which form similar (saltlike) compounds in combination with sodium and most other metals.
halography
A treatise or dissertation on the nature and quality of salts.
haloid (adjective), more haloid, most haloid
Relating to salty conditions: Haloid soil is characterized by high salt content, concentrated solutions and with a crystalloid content of more than 0.5 parts per thousand.
halokinesis
In geology, the study of the structure and processes involved in the formation of salt domes; salt tectonics.

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).