halophilous etymology

English word halophilous comes from English -philous, English halo-

Detailed word origin of halophilous

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-philous English (eng) Having an affinity, attraction, preference or love of something.
halo- English (eng) (chemistry) Forming names of chemical compounds which contain one or more halogen atoms. Sea, salt, salt water.
halophilous English (eng) (biology) Thriving in a highly saline environment.

Words with the same origin as halophilous

Descendants of -philous
aerophilous ammophilous anemophilous calciphilous chiropterophilous dendrophilous entomophilous heliophilous homophilous hydrophilous hygrophilous malacophilous mesophilous myrmecophilous necrophilous ombrophilous ornithophilous petrophilous photophilous phytophilous psammophilous tropophilous xenophilous zoophilous
Descendants of halo-
haloacetic acid haloalcohol haloalkaliphile haloalkanoic haloalkene haloarene haloaryl haloboronic haloboronic acid haloenolate haloethylene halofuran halohydroxylation halomethane halomethyl haloperoxidase halophily halophosphate halophosphine haloquinoline halorhodopsin halosilane halosulfite halotolerance hyperhalophile