Biol. able to exist only in waters with a very narrow range in their salt content
Origin of stenohalinesteno- + hal(o)- + -ine
Limited to or able to live only within a narrow range of saltwater concentrations. Used of aquatic organisms.
Origin of stenohalinesteno- Greek halinos of salt ( from hals hal- salt ; see halo- . )
(comparative more stenohaline, superlative most stenohaline)
steno- +"Ž haline