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fugu

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noun fu·gu \ˈf(y)ü-(ˌ)gü\

Definition of fugu

  1. :  any of various very poisonous puffer fishes (family Tetraodontidae) that contain tetrodotoxin and that are used as food in Japan after the toxin-containing parts are removed



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Origin of fugu

Japanese


First Known Use: 1909

Rhymes with fugu


Medical Dictionary

noun fu·gu \ˈf(y)ü-(ˌ)gü\

Medical Definition of fugu

  1. :  any of various very poisonous puffer fish that contain tetrodotoxin and that are used as food in Japan after the toxin-containing organs are removed




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "fugu" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "fugu"


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