puffer fish


puffer fish

noun

Definition of PUFFER FISH

1
:  any of a family (Tetraodontidae) of chiefly tropical scaleless marine bony fishes which can distend themselves to a globular form and most of which are highly poisonous —called also blowfish, globefish, swellfish — compare fugu
2
:  any of various fish of the same order (Tetraodontiformes) as the puffer fish

First Known Use of PUFFER FISH

1927

puffer fish

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PUFFER FISH

: any of a family (Tetraodontidae) of chiefly tropical marine bony fishes which can distend themselves to a globular form and most of which are highly poisonous—called also blowfish, globefish; see fugu

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