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diadromous

[ dahy-ad-ruh-muhs ]
/ daɪˈæd rə məs /
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adjective
Botany. (of a leaf) having a fanlike arrangement of veins.
(of fish) migrating between fresh and salt waters.
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Origin of diadromous

First recorded in 1945–50; dia- + -dromous
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British Dictionary definitions for diadromous

diadromous
/ (daɪˈædrəməs) /

adjective
botany of or possessing a leaf venation in the shape of a fan
(of some fishes) migrating between fresh and salt waterSee also anadromous, catadromous
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