halophil

Definitions of halophil
  1. noun
    archaebacteria requiring a salt-rich environment for growth and survival
    synonyms: halophile
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    types:
    halobacter, halobacteria, halobacterium
    halophiles in saline environments such as the Dead Sea or salt flats
    type of:
    archaebacteria, archaebacterium, archaeobacteria, archeobacteria
    considered ancient life forms that evolved separately from bacteria and blue-green algae
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