catadromous


ca·tad·ro·mous

adjective \kə-ˈta-drə-məs\

Definition of CATADROMOUS

:  living in freshwater and going to the sea to spawn <catadromous eels> — compare anadromous

Origin of CATADROMOUS

probably from New Latin catadromus, from cata- + -dromus -dromous
First Known Use: 1880

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