Definition of oligohaline in English:

oligohaline

adjective

Ecology
  • Characterized by very low salinity, specifically (in later use) in the range 0–0.5 %; brackish.

Pronunciation

oligohaline

/ˌɒlɪɡə(ʊ)ˈheɪlʌɪn/ /ɒˌlɪɡə(ʊ)ˈheɪlʌɪn/

Origin

1950s. From oligo- + ancient Greek ἅλινος of salt, after German Oligohalin.