ciguatera


ci·gua·tera

noun \ˌsē-gwə-ˈter-ə, ˌsi-\

Definition of CIGUATERA

:  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

ci·gua·tera

noun \ˌsē-gwə-ˈter-ə, ˌsig-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CIGUATERA

: 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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