amphidromous

adjective

am·​phid·​ro·​mous
(ˈ)am¦fidrəməs
of fishes
: migrating from fresh to salt water or from salt to fresh water at some stage of the life cycle other than the breeding period

Word History

Etymology

amphi- + -dromous

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amphidromous was in 1885

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“Amphidromous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amphidromous. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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