diadromous
adjective Date: circa 1949 of a fish migratory between salt and fresh waters

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  • diadromous — [dī ad′rə məs] adj. [ DIA + DROMOUS] 1. Bot. with leaf veins radiating in a fanlike arrangement 2. Zool. migrating between fresh and salt water: said of certain fishes …   English World dictionary

  • diadromous — adjective (used of fish) migratory between fresh and salt waters • Ant: ↑anadromous, ↑catadromous * * * (ˈ)dī|adrəməs adjective Etymology: dia + dromous 1. : migratory between salt and fresh waters used of a fish; compare ana …   Useful english dictionary

  • diadromous — those fishes which regularly migrate between fresh and salt water during a definite period of the life cycle. Includes anadromous and catadromous fishes, e.g. Petromyzon, Alosa, Oncorhynchus, some Galaxias, Anguilla, Sicydium (Myers, 1949;… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • diadromous — /duy ad reuh meuhs/, adj. 1. Bot. (of a leaf) having a fanlike arrangement of veins. 2. (of fish) migrating between fresh and salt waters. Cf. anadromous, catadromous. [1945 50; DIA + DROMOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • diadromous — adjective a fish that travels between salt water and fresh water …   Wiktionary

  • diadromous — di·ad·ro·mous …   English syllables

  • diadromous — di•ad•ro•mous [[t]daɪˈæd rə məs[/t]] adj. ich (of fish) migrating between fresh and salt waters • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • diadromous —   a. migrating between fresh and salt water …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • semi-diadromous — living in brackish water near river mouths and only entering fresh water to spawn …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Fish migration — Many species of salmon are anadromous and migrate long distances up rivers and streams to spawn. Many types of fish migrate on a regular basis, on time scales ranging from daily to annually or longer, and over distances ranging from a few metres… …   Wikipedia

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