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noun fu·gu \ˈf(y)ü-(ˌ)gü\

Definition of fugu

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of fugu

Japanese


First Known Use: 1909


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noun fu·gu \ˈf(y)ü-(ˌ)gü\

Medical Definition of fugu

  1. :  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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