anadromous

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From Ancient Greek ἀνάδρομος (anadromos), from ἀνά (ana, up) + δρόμοs (dromos, running).

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anadromous (not comparable)

  1. (of a migratory fish) That lives in the sea and breeds in fresh water.
    Shads and most species of salmon are anadromous.
  2. (botany) Of a fern in which the first veins in a frond segment are produced towards the apex of the frond.

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