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 (adjective) (not comparable)
A reference to waters containing a normal salinity: Euhaline oceans have between 30 and 40 parts per thousand of dissolved salts, which is normal sea or ocean water.
euryhaline (adjective) (not comparable)
Referring to organisms that are able to tolerate a wide range of salinity: Euryhaline species possess the faculty of withstanding widely varying concentrations of salt in the environment.
halibios (s) (noun) (no pl)
The total life of the sea, dealt with collectively: Halibios is that part of the earth’s surface that is occupied by marine animals and plants, and not those of fresh water or those on land.
halic (adjective) (not comparable)
Pertaining to plant groups related to saline soils: In Jane's biology book there was a chapter related to halic flora associated with saline conditions.
halicole (s) (noun), halicoles (pl)
A plant that grows in soil with a high content of salt: Flora, especially termed halicoles, thrive in soil with a high concentration of salt, or of about 0.5-2 parts per thousand.
halicolous (adjective), more halicolous, most halicolous
A reference to a plant living in a habitat with a high salt content: Susan saw a TV documentary about halicolous vegetation thriving in a saline environment.
halide (s) (noun), halides (pl)
A compound containing halogen (i.e., bromine, chlorine, fluorine, or iodine) combined with a metal or some other radical: There are different kinds of lamps, including kerosene lamps, LEDs, halides, sodium lights, and fluorescent lights.
haligraphy (s) (noun), haligraphies (pl)
A treatise on the nature and quality of salts: The heligraphy relating to the sources and properties of saline substances was presented in the dissertation Jane read on the internet.
halimetric (adjective), more halimetric, most halimetric
Relating to the strength of a saline solution: In her chemistry class at school, Mary had the assignment of determining the halimetric mixture of an isotonic solution of sodium chloride and distilled water.
halimetry (s) (noun), halimetries (pl)
The measurement of the amount of saline matter in a solution: Jack had to use a halimeter to figure out the halimetry of the saline substance in the emulsion.
haline (adjective), more haline, most haline
Referring to amount or degree of saltiness: In her chemistry class at school, Jane had to find out the haline level of salinity in the sample of sea water that was given to her.
halinous (adjective), more halinous, most halinous
Containing or consisting of salt; saline: When Jane tasted the soup, she thought that the halinous amount was just too much and so she diluted it with more water.
haliography (s) (noun) (no pl)
The science that describes the sea: Since Jeff was very interested in oceans, he decided to take a course on haliography to learn more about the vast and deep water near his home.
haliphagia (s) (noun) (no pl)
The ingestion of an abnormally large amount of salts: Haliphagia includes the swallowing of sodium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, and the salts of calcium, magnesium, and potassium.
haliphagous (adjective), more haliphagous, most haliphagous
Pertaining to the intake of a large quantity of a salt or salts: Jack got very sick after having a consommé with too much haliphagous content, and he had to go to the doctor immediately!