anadromous


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a·nad·ro·mous

 (ə-năd′rə-məs)
adj.
Migrating up rivers from the sea to breed in fresh water. Used of fish.

[From Greek anadromos, running up : ana-, ana- + dromos, a running.]

anadromous

(əˈnædrəməs)
adj
(Zoology) (of fishes such as the salmon) migrating up rivers from the sea in order to breed. Compare catadromous
[C18: from Greek anadromos running upwards, from ana- + dromos a running]

a•nad•ro•mous

(əˈnæd rə məs)

adj.
(of fish) migrating from salt water to spawn in fresh water, as salmon (disting. from catadromous).
[1745–55; < Greek anádromos running upward. See ana-, -dromous]

a·nad·ro·mous

(ə-năd′rə-məs)
Relating to fish that migrate up rivers from the sea to breed in fresh water. Salmon and shad are anadromous.

anadromous

a term describing fish that migrate upriver to spawn.
See also: Fish
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.anadromous - migrating from the sea to fresh water to spawnanadromous - migrating from the sea to fresh water to spawn
catadromous - migrating from fresh water to the sea to spawn
diadromous - (used of fish) migratory between fresh and salt waters
Translations
anadromepotamotoque
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