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catadromous

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adjective ca·tad·ro·mous \kə-ˈta-drə-məs\

Definition of catadromous

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



Origin and Etymology of catadromous

probably from New Latin catadromus, from cata- + -dromus -dromous


First Known Use: 1880


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