catadromous

[kuh-tad-ruh-muh s]

Origin of catadromous

First recorded in 1880–85; cata- + -dromous
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catadromous

adjective
  1. (of fishes such as the eel) migrating down rivers to the sea in order to breedCompare anadromous

Word Origin for catadromous

C19: from Greek katadromos, from kata- down + dromos, from dremein to run
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