anadromous

[uh-nad-ruh-muhs]
adjective
(of fish) migrating from salt water to spawn in fresh water, as salmon of the genera Salmo and Oncorhynchus (distinguished from catadromous ).

Origin:
1745–55; < Greek anádromos running upward. See ana-, -drome, -ous

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anadromous (əˈnædrəməs)
 
adj
Compare catadromous (of fishes such as the salmon) migrating up rivers from the sea in order to breed
 
[C18: from Greek anadromos running upwards, from ana- + dromos a running]

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anadromous
of fish ascending a river to spawn (as salmon do), 1753, from Gk. anadromos "running upward," from ana "up, back" + dramein "to run" (see dromedary).
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anadromous   (ə-nād'rə-məs)  Pronunciation Key 
Relating to fish, such as salmon or shad, that migrate up rivers from the sea to breed in fresh water.
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Example sentences
Big dams stop anadromous fish, the best-known of which are salmon, returning to
  their spawning-grounds to breed.
Coho salmon is an anadromous fish which needs a period in the marine
  environment to complete its life cycle.
Sticklebacks are anadromous fish, meaning they spend part of their lives in
  both freshwater and in the ocean.
Both species are anadromous and undertake upriver spawning migrations during
  spring.
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