[ uh-nad-ruh-muhs ]
/ əˈnæd rə məs /
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(of fish) migrating from salt water to spawn in fresh water, as salmon of the genera Salmo and Oncorhynchus (distinguished from catadromous).
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Example sentences from the Web for anadromous
The migratory fishes fall into two groups, the anadromous and the catadtomous.Boy Scouts Handbook|Boy Scouts of America
They are anadromous fishes of which little more can be said than that a specimen might take a bottom bait once in a way.
British Dictionary definitions for anadromous
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(of fishes such as the salmon) migrating up rivers from the sea in order to breedCompare catadromous
Word Origin for anadromous
C18: from Greek anadromos running upwards, from ana- + dromos a running
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Scientific definitions for anadromous
[ ə-năd′rə-məs ]
Relating to fish, such as salmon or shad, that migrate up rivers from the sea to breed in fresh water.
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