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".

halophobic (adjective), more halophobic, most halophobic
Referring to organisms which are intolerant of saline habitats: Some bacteria that are halophobic can only survive in freshwater environments and soils having less than 3% salinity.
halophreatophyte (s) (noun), halophreatophytes (pl)
A plant utilizing saline ground water: Jane went to the library to find out about halophreatophytes, or vegetation requiring salty soil, for her term paper in biology.
halophyte (s) (noun) halophytes (pl)
Vegetation that flourishes in a saline environment: A halophyte is a plant that tolerates or thrives in an alkaline soil rich in sodium and calcium salts.
halophytic (adjective) (not comparable)
1. Pertaining to the development of plants growing naturally in salty soil: Susan found out in her biology book that halophytic regions were necessary for salt-loving plants to grow and survive.
2. Referring to the characteristic of a vegetation thriving in salty conditions: Some halophytic plants grow in the areas of the alluvial saline plains.
haloplankton, haliplankton (s) (noun); haloplankton; haliplankton (pl)
A plant or animal organism that floats or swims lazily in water: A haloplankton spends its whole life-cycle as a microscopic creature, drifting aimlessly around in a lake or sea.
halosere (s) (noun), haloseres (pl)
An ecological succession commencing in a saline habitat: A halosere arises when a large mass of silt is deposited by the ebbing tides and by rivers flowing in.
halosphere (s) (noun), halospheres (pl)
Saltwater areas as a whole: Sally had to write her term paper on the topic of halospheres, particularly about the marine environment of the Pacific Ocean.
halotechny (s) (noun) (no pl)
The branch of chemistry that deals with salts: Halotechny deals with the extraction, preparation, and utilisation of salt and additional saline substances.
halotolerant (adjective), more halotolerant, most halotolerant
Descriptive of an organism that endures a saline or a high salty environment: Halotolerant species usually exist in regions like hypersaline lakes, saline deserts, salt marshes, and coastal dunes.
haloumi (s) (noun), haloumis (pl)
A salty white Greek cheese: Haloumi, or halloumi, has a tough rubbery texture that is made from sheep's and goat's milk, and is eaten hot after being grilled or fried until a crust has formed on both sides.
holeuryhaline (adjective) (not comparable)
Descriptive of organisms that inhabit fresh water, sea water, and brackish water: Such holeuryhaline species can start populations or communities in oceans, in fresh lakes, or in briny lagoons.
hyperhaline (adjective) (not comparable)
Characterizing waters with a salinity greater than 40 parts per thousand of dissolved salts; hypersaline: Certain organisms can thrive in hyperhaline lakes which have a high salinity level.
mesohaline (adjective) (not comparable)
Pertaining to slightly salty water: Mesohaline water is moderately brackish and has a salinity between three and ten parts per thousand, or sea water that has a salinity between 30 and 34 parts per thousand.
mixoeuhaline (adjective) (not comparable)
A reference to estuarine waters: The water in the wide mouth of a river that flows into the sea that contains more than 30 parts per thousand of dissolved salts, but less than the concentration of the adjacent sea, is termed mixoeuhaline water.
mixohaline (adjective) (not comparable)
A reference to any body of brackish water: Mixohaline water contains anywhere from 0.5 to 30 parts per thousand of dissolved salts.

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).