halomorphic


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halomorphic

[¦hal·ə¦mȯr·fik]
(geochemistry)
Referring to an intrazonal soil whose features have been strongly affected by either neutral or alkali salts, or both.
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(1997) reported that the existence of tolerant salt strains in halomorphic sites may be an indication of their adaptation to osmotic stress due to an increase of the ion concentration and to the variation in soil moisture during dry periods.
Historically, wetlands have been associated with hydromorphic, alluvial and halomorphic soils (Shaw and Fredine, 1956).