catadicrotism cat·a·di·cro·tism (kāt’ə-dī’krə-tĭz’əm)
A condition of the pulse marked by two expansions of the artery following the main beat, producing two upward notches on the downstroke of the pulse tracing.
cat’a·di·crot’ic (-krŏt’ĭk) adj.
(of fish) migrating from fresh water to spawn in the sea, as eels of the genus Anguilla (distinguished from anadromous). Historical Examples catadromous, kat-ad′rom-us, adj. of fishes, descending periodically for spawning to the lower parts of a river or to the sea. Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various Of the catadromous […]
a raised structure on which the body of a deceased person lies or is carried in state. a hearse. Historical Examples Then he led her carefully, slowly, down the steps of the catafalque, led her out of the hall. Majesty Louis Couperus The catafalque bore a notice to the effect that he had abjured heresy. […]
noun a fear of being ridiculed; also written katagelophobia See katagelophobia Word Origin cata- ‘inferiority’
- Catal huyuk
a 32-acre Neolithic site in south-central Turkey, dated c6500–5500 b.c., one of the first true cities, characterized by a fully developed agriculture and extensive trading, particularly in obsidian, and having frescoed temples, mud-brick fortifications and houses, and mother-goddess figures.