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madtom

[mad-tom] /ˈmædˈtɒm/
noun
1.
any of several tadpolelike, freshwater catfishes of the genus Noturus, of the central and eastern U.S., having a poisonous pectoral spine: some are threatened or endangered.
Origin of madtom
1895-1900
1895-1900, Americanism; mad + tom
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  • The chucky madtom prefers to nest beneath large, flat slabs of rock resting on a stream bed of pea-sized gravel.
  • The madtom is shorter and stockier than the stonecat.

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