potamo-, potam- (Greek: river, stream).
A reference to organisms adapted to stream environment and which complete their life cycles in streams.
Living on the bed (bottom) of a river or stream.
Pertaining to an aquatic organism thriving in both flowing and standing fresh water.
Belonging to, like, or suggesting a hippopotamus; huge, unwieldly.
Resembling a hippopotamus.
A pachydermatous quadruped, the African river-horse.
2. Hippopotamus amphibius, a very large beast with a thick heavy hairless body, large muzzle and tusks, and short legs, inhabiting manyh African rivers, lakes, and estuaries.
A proper name for the tract between the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers. Sometimes used allusively in the etymological sense for a tract (in the middle) between two rivers.
1. A reference to the area of Mesopotamia.
2. A native or inhabitant of Mesopotamia (the larger part of which is now Iraq).
A district between two rivers.
1. A river tortoise or a mud turtle.
2. Of or pertaining to the Potamites or Trionychidae, the soft-shelled river tortoises.
Pertaining to rivers, or transport by river currents; fluviatile.
Living or thriving in rivers.
A community of river dwellers.
A reference to an organism that migrates only within fresh-river water.
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.
The physiography (an account or description) of rivers; potamology.
A specialist in the study of rivers.
In hydrology, the study of rivers.
An instrument for measuring the force of a river current.
Someone (or something) who is fond of rivers.
Thriving in rivers; a fondness for rivers.
1. A dread or fear of rivers.
A river plant.
Planktonic organisms of slow-moving streams and rivers.
A reference to the lower reaches of rivers and streams.
A reference to aquatic organisms thriving in the still back waters of rivers and streams.