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scombroid

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noun scom·broid \ˈskäm-ˌbrȯid\

Definition of scombroid

  1. :  any of a suborder (Scombroidei) of marine bony fishes (as mackerels, tunas, albacores, bonitos, and swordfishes) of great economic importance as food fishes

scombroid

adjective


Origin and Etymology of scombroid

ultimately from Greek skombros mackerel


First Known Use: 1852


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scombroid

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noun scom·broid \ˈskäm-ˌbrȯid\

Medical Definition of scombroid

  1. :  any of a suborder (Scombroidea) of marine bony fishes (as mackerels, tunas, albacores, bonitos, and swordfishes) which are of great economic importance as food fishes and are sometimes a source of poisoning due to heat-stable toxins produced by bacterial action on fish with dark meat

scombroid

adjective



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