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Anadromous definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ANAD'ROMOUS, a. [Gr. upward and course.]
Ascending; a word applied to such fish as pass from the sea into fresh waters, at stated seasons.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: migrating from the sea to fresh water to spawn [ant: catadromous, diadromous]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Greek anadromos running upward, from anadramein to run upward, from ana- + dramein to run more at dromedary Date: circa 1753 ascending rivers from the sea for breeding <shad are anadromous> compare catadromous

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. (of a fish, e.g. the salmon) that swims up a river from the sea to spawn (opp. CATADROMOUS). Etymology: Gk anadromos (as ANA-, dromos -running)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Anadromous A*nad"ro*mous, a. [Gr. ? running upward; ? + ? a running, ? to run.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) Ascending rivers from the sea, at certain seasons, for breeding, as the salmon, shad, etc. 2. (Bot.) Tending upwards; -- said of terns in which the lowest secondary segments are on the upper side of the branch of the central stem. --D. C. Eaton.




 


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