amphidromic

adjective am·phi·drom·ic

Definition of amphidromic

  1. :  relating to a system of tidal action in which the tide wave progresses around a point or center of little or no tide amphidromic point amphidromic region

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Origin and Etymology of amphidromic

Greek amphidromos running both ways (from amphi- + dromos course, racecourse) + English -ic — more at dromedary


First Known Use: circa 1900


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