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catadromous


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Catadromous  \Ca*tad"ro*mous\,  a.  [Gr.  kata`  down  +  dro`mos  a 
  running.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  Having  the  lowest  inferior  segment  of  a  pinna 
  nearer  the  rachis  than  the  lowest  superior  one  --  said  of 
  a  mode  of  branching  in  ferns,  and  opposed  to  {anadromous}. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  Living  in  fresh  water,  and  going  to  the  sea  to 
  spawn;  --  opposed  to  {anadromous},  and  said  of  the  eel. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  catadromous 
  adj  :  migrating  from  fresh  water  to  the  sea  to  spawn  [ant:  {diadromous}, 
  {anadromous}] 




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