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, "Officials Counting On Fish Passageway In Mattabesset River In Berlin For Migratory Populations," 12 June 2017 Case in point is one diadromous fish: the blueback herring. Bill Leukhardt, courant.com, "Officials Counting On Fish Passageway In Mattabesset River In Berlin For Migratory Populations," 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 21 Sep. 2020.

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