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anadromous


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Anadromous  \A*nad"ro*mous\,  a.  [Gr.  ?  running  upward;  ?  +  ?  a 
  running,  ?  to  run.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  Ascending  rivers  from  the  sea,  at  certain 
  seasons,  for  breeding,  as  the  salmon,  shad,  etc 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  Tending  upwards;  --  said  of  terns  in  which  the 
  lowest  secondary  segments  are  on  the  upper  side  of  the 
  branch  of  the  central  stem.  --D.  C.  Eaton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  anadromous 
  adj  :  migrating  from  the  sea  to  fresh  water  to  spawn  [ant:  {catadromous}, 
  {diadromous}] 




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