puffer fish

noun

Definition of puffer fish

1 : any of a family (Tetraodontidae) of chiefly tropical scaleless marine bony fishes which can distend themselves to a globular form and most of which are highly poisonous called also blowfish, globefish, swellfish; compare fugu
2 : any of various fish of the same order (Tetraodontiformes) as the puffer fish

First Known Use of puffer fish

1869


Medical Dictionary

puffer fish

noun
variants: or pufferfish

medical Definition of puffer fish

: any of a family (Tetraodontidae) of chiefly tropical, scaleless, marine fishes that when threatened can distend themselves to a large, roundish form and most of which are highly poisonous called also blowfish, globefish; see fugu

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