anadromous

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adjective anad·ro·mous \ə-ˈna-drə-məs\

Definition of anadromous

  1. :  ascending rivers from the sea for breeding <shad are anadromous> — compare catadromous

Origin and Etymology of anadromous

Greek anadromos running upward, from anadramein to run upward, from ana- + dramein to run — more at dromedary


First Known Use: circa 1753


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