Meaning of anchialine in English:

anchialine

adjective

Biology Geology
  • Designating pools, caves, or other environments that are supplied with saline or brackish water through an underground connection to the sea; relating to or characteristic of such environments.

Pronunciation

anchialine

/ˈaŋkɪəˌlʌɪn/ /ˈaŋkɪəˌliːn/

Origin

1970s. From ancient Greek ἀγχίαλος near the sea (from ἄγχι near + ἁλός, ἅλς sea: see halo-) + -ine.