Definition of Catadromous

1. Adjective. Migrating from fresh water to the sea to spawn.




Definition of Catadromous

1. a. 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.

Definition of Catadromous

1. Adjective. (context: of a migratory fish) that lives in fresh water and breeds in the sea ¹

2. Adjective. (botany) Of a fern in which the first veins in a frond segment are produced towards the base of the frond. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Catadromous

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Catadromous

cataclysms
catacomb
catacombs
catacorner
catacoustic
catacoustics
catacrotic
catacrotic pulse
catacrotism
catadicrotic
catadicrotic pulse
catadicrotism
catadidymus
catadioptric
catadioptrics
catadromous (current term)
catafalco
catafalcoes
catafalque
catafalques
catagelophobia
catagen
catagenesis
cataglottis
catagmatic
catalanoite
catalase
catalases
catalatic
catalatic reaction

Literary usage of Catadromous

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1. Flora of the Hawaiian Islands: A Description of Their Phanerogams and by William Hillebrand (1888)
"... pinnae or primary segments are anadromous and all upper ones catadromous, but the secondar}-, Ac., pinnae, segments or nerves are again anadromous with ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1905)
"The migrations are very peculiar, embodying a combination of anadromous and catadromous which is unparalleled; strictly speaking, however, ..."

3. A Glossary of Botanic Terms, with Their Derivation and Accent by Benjamin Daydon Jackson (1900)
"... + catadromous), when Ferns in their nervation have their stronger pinnules anadromous, and their weaker catadromous ( Prantl ) ; Exog'amy ..."

4. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1899)
"4 The long journeys of catadromous fish give unmistakable evidence of an inherited activity ("primary automatic" by some authors, "congenital" by others). ..."

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