diadromous

[ dahy-ad-ruh-muh s ]
/ daɪˈæd rə məs /

adjective

Botany. (of a leaf) having a fanlike arrangement of veins.
(of fish) migrating between fresh and salt waters.

Nearby words

  1. diadem spider,
  2. diadic,
  3. diadochi,
  4. diadochokinesia,
  5. diadochy,
  6. diaeresis,
  7. diaeretic,
  8. diag.,
  9. diagenesis,
  10. diagenetic


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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