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  • (of a migratory fish) that lives in fresh water and breeds in the sea
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



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. (Zoöl.) Living in fresh water, and going to the sea to spawn; -- opposed to anadromous, and said of the eel.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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