anadromous

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj anadromous migrating from the sea to fresh water to spawn
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Anadromous (Zoöl) Ascending rivers from the sea, at certain seasons, for breeding, as the salmon, shad, etc.
    • Anadromous (Bot) Tending upwards; -- said of terns in which the lowest secondary segments are on the upper side of the branch of the central stem.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • anadromous Ascending. Applied— In zoology, to fishes which pass from the sea to fresh water to spawn.
    • anadromous In botany, to ferns whose lowest secondary branches originate on the anterior side of the pinuæ.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Anadromous an-ad′rō-mus ascending rivers to spawn.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. running upward; + a running, to run
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. ana, up, dromos, running.

Usage

In literature:

Anadromous herring, shad, rock and sturgeon are caught.
"The Bounty of the Chesapeake" by James Wharton
A. anadromous (ascending fresh waters to spawn); B. catadromous (descending to the sea to spawn).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 3" by Various
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In news:

Culvert replacements, anadromous stream protection sparks debate over nonprofit funding.
On Tuesday, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly mulled funding for repair of borough culverts near anadromous stream crossings outside of city limits.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly on Tuesday mulled and ultimately postponed changes to the anadromous streams habitat protection ordinance currently being implemented across the borough.
Riparian zone along anadromous streams important to salmon.
CITRIS researchers will implant 40 to 50 anadromous steelhead trout with acoustic tags to determine how much water they need in order to thrive.
We found reason for optimism earlier this week when it was reported that the borough's Anadromous Fish Habitat Protection Task Force was able to stay focused on its task.
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