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ciguatera

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noun ci·gua·tera \ˌsē-gwə-ˈter-ə, ˌsi-\

Definition of ciguatera

  1. :  poisoning caused by the ingestion of various normally edible tropical fish in whose flesh a toxic substance (as one produced by some dinoflagellates) has accumulated



Origin of ciguatera

American Spanish, from ciguato person ill with ciguatera, perhaps from cigua sea snail


First Known Use: 1862


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ciguatera

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noun ci·gua·tera \ˌsē-gwə-ˈter-ə, ˌsig-\

Medical Definition of ciguatera

  1. :  poisoning caused by the ingestion of various normally edible tropical fish in whose flesh a toxic substance (as one produced by some dinoflagellates) has accumulated




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