fugu

noun fu·gu \ ˈf(y)ü-(ˌ)gü \
|Updated on: 28 Jul 2018

Definition of fugu

: any of various very poisonous puffer fishes (family Tetraodontidae) that contain tetrodotoxin and that are used as food in Japan after the toxin-containing parts are removed

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Japanese


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fugu

noun fu·gu \ ˈf(y)ü-(ˌ)gü \

medical Definition of fugu

: any of various very poisonous puffer fish that contain tetrodotoxin and that are used as food in Japan after the toxin-containing organs are removed

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