scombroid


scom·broid

noun \ˈskäm-ˌbrid\

Definition of SCOMBROID

:  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 of SCOMBROID

ultimately from Greek skombros mackerel
First Known Use: 1852

scom·broid

noun \ˈskäm-ˌbrid\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SCOMBROID

: 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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