stenohaline[sten′ə hā′līn′, -hal′īn′]
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- + haline