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noun scom·broid \ ˈskäm-ˌbrȯid \

Definition of scombroid

:any of a suborder (Scombroidei) of marine bony fishes (such as mackerels, tunas, albacores, bonitos, and swordfishes) of great economic importance as food fishes

scombroid

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Origin and Etymology of scombroid

ultimately from Greek skombros mackerel


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scombroid

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noun scom·broid \ ˈskäm-ˌbrȯid \

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

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