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(of fish) migrating from salt water to spawn in fresh water, as salmon of the genera Salmo and Oncorhynchus (distinguished from ).
Historical Examples

They are anadromous fishes of which little more can be said than that a specimen might take a bottom bait once in a way.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Part 1, Slice 1 Various

The migratory fishes fall into two groups, the anadromous and the catadtomous.
Boy Scouts Handbook Boy Scouts of America

(of fishes such as the salmon) migrating up rivers from the sea in order to breed Compare catadromous

of fish, “ascending a river to spawn” (as salmon do), 1753, from Latinized form of Greek anadromos “running upward,” from ana “up, back” (see ana-) + dramein “to run” (see dromedary).
Relating to fish, such as salmon or shad, that migrate up rivers from the sea to breed in fresh water.


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