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".

halolimnetic
Pertaining to salt lakes.
halolimnic
Designating marine organisms so modified that they can live in fresh water.
halology
A branch of chemistry that deals with salts.
halomancy
Divination with the use of salt (one method was by interpreting the shape of salt which was thrown on a flat surface).

Interpretation of the shapes which are formed after salt is thrown on a surface or by throwing salt into flames and observing the nature of the flames, their color, speed, and direction.

halometer
An instrument for measuring the external form, angles, and planes of salt crystals.
halometry
Measuring the external forms of salt crystals.
halomorphic
1. Containing, or developed under the influence of, large quantities of salts other than calcium carbonate.
2. A description of an intrazonal soil having an accumulation of salts.
halopelagic
Salty sea.
halopexia
The retention of salt by the body.
halophil
halophile
1. A microorganism requiring a high concentration of salt for optimal growth.
2. Any life form that thrives in saline environments.
halophilic
A reference to or characterized by an affinity for salt; applied to microorganisms that require a high concentration of salt for optimal growth.
halophilous
Existing in saline habitats; such as, plants that thrive in salty soil; halophilic, halophily.
halophily
1. In biology, thriving in saline, or salty, habitats.
2. An organism that grows in or can tolerate saline conditions.
3. A microorganism whose growth is enhanced by or dependent on a high concentration of salt.
halophobe
Any creature that is intolerant of saline life.

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).