anadromous

adjective anad·ro·mous \ ə-ˈna-drə-məs \
|Updated on: 1 May 2018

Definition of anadromous

: ascending rivers from the sea for breeding
  • shad are anadromous
— compare catadromous

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Origin and Etymology of anadromous

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


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