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scombroid

noun scom·broid \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
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Origin of SCOMBROID

ultimately from Greek skombros mackerel
First Known Use: 1852
Medical Dictionary

scombroid

noun scom·broid \ˈskäm-ˌbrid\

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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