scombroid

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

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scombroid adjective

First Known Use of scombroid

1852, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scombroid

ultimately from Greek skombros mackerel

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scombroid

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

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