• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Catadrome (Mach) A machine for raising or lowering heavy weights.
    • Catadrome A race course.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n catadrome A race-course.
    • n catadrome A machine like a crane, formerly used by builders for raising and lowering heavy weights.
    • n catadrome A fish that goes down to the sea to spawn.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. kata`dromos race course; kata` down + dro`mos course


In literature:

A. anadromous (ascending fresh waters to spawn); B. catadromous (descending to the sea to spawn).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 3" by Various