diadromous

adjective
di·​ad·​ro·​mous | \ dī-ˈa-drə-məs How to pronounce diadromous (audio) \

Definition of diadromous

of a fish
: migratory between salt and fresh waters

Examples of diadromous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So far, two American shad, 80 alewife herring, 87 gizzard shad, 12 sea lamprey, 17 American eel, and 1 striped bass — all diadromous — were logged by the video camera that records everything swimming upstream at StanChem. Bill Leukhardt, courant.com, 12 June 2017 Case in point is one diadromous fish: the blueback herring. Bill Leukhardt, courant.com, 12 June 2017

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First Known Use of diadromous

circa 1949, in the meaning defined above

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“Diadromous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diadromous. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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