catadromous

adjective
ca·​tad·​ro·​mous | \ kə-ˈta-drə-məs How to pronounce catadromous (audio) \

Definition of catadromous

: living in fresh water and going to the sea to spawn catadromous eels — compare anadromous

First Known Use of catadromous

1880, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for catadromous

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

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The first known use of catadromous was in 1880

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