potamo-, potam-

(Greek: river, stream)

A reference to an organism that migrates only within fresh-river water.
Potamogale, Potamogalidae
A small family of West African insectivores strongly resembling otters in appearance.
In botany, a genus of floating freshwater plants; a pondweed.
A specialist in the description of rivers.
potamography, potamographic
The physiography (an account or description) of rivers; potamology.
A specialist in the study of rivers.
potamology, potamological
In hydrology, the study of rivers.
An instrument for measuring the force of a river current.
potamophile (s) (noun), potamophiles (pl)
A form of life that exists in rivers: Zooplankton and crayfish are two examples of potamophiles that prefer life in streams.
potamophilous (adjective), more potamophilous, most potamophilous
Descriptive of a creature that prefers dwelling in rivers: Mary found out that some insects and fish were potamophilous animals that favoured living in the creek right next to her house!
potamophily (s) (noun) (no pl)
In biology, the existence of life forms existing in streams: Since there was a river very close to Mike's house, he discovered a book on potamophily in the library which gave details regarding the aquatic organisms that he saw in the flowing water.
potamophobia, potomophobia (s) (noun) (no plural)
A morbid dread of rivers, of running water, or of sheets of water: Potamophobia may be aroused by the sight, and sometimes thought, of a stream and even a creek, and since Jack is afflicted by this fear, he avoids going on boat rides on any kind of waterway.
A river plant.
potamoplankton (s) (noun), potamoplanktons (pl)
Small plant or animal organisms in freshwater ecosystems: Potamoplankton is a river plankton and can be influenced in an adverse way depending on the variation of salinity in the water.

"Eupotamic" plankton are confined to fresh waters and "tychopotamic" plankton are found in streams.

Cross references of word families that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "river, stream": amni-; fluvio-; meand-; oceano-; ripari-.