ciguatera

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noun ci·gua·tera \ˌsē-gwə-ˈter-ə, ˌsi-\

Definition of ciguatera

  1. :  poisoning caused by the ingestion of various normally edible tropical fish in whose flesh a toxic substance (such as one produced by some dinoflagellates) has accumulated

Origin and Etymology of ciguatera

American Spanish, from ciguato person ill with ciguatera, perhaps from cigua sea snail


First Known Use: 1862


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ciguatera

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noun ci·gua·tera \ˌsē-gwə-ˈter-ə, ˌsig-\

Medical Definition of ciguatera

  1. :  poisoning caused by the ingestion of various normally edible tropical fish in whose flesh a toxic substance (as one produced by some dinoflagellates) has accumulated


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