Definition of euryhaline in English:

euryhaline

adjective

Ecology
  • (of an aquatic organism) able to tolerate a wide range of salinity.

    Often contrasted with stenohaline
    • ‘Marine sponges are an essential and highly diverse component of marine benthic communities, ranging from the euryhaline estuarine, to intertidal, to the deep-sea.’
    • ‘The crustacean hepatopancreas expresses a variety of transporters, but little attention has been paid to their possible involvement in osmoregulation by euryhaline species.’
    • ‘Similar phenomena occur in terrestrial and euryhaline aquatic isopods.’
    • ‘Species that are able to efficiently osmoregulate are generally euryhaline.’
    • ‘Although these represent a small number of the euryhaline species, they are widely separated in the evolution of teleosts, suggesting that the osmoregulatory action of GH and IGFI may also be widespread among teleosts.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from Greek eurus wide + halinos of salt.

Pronunciation:

euryhaline

/ˌyərəˈhālīn//-ˈhal-/