scombroid

noun
scom·​broid | \ ˈskäm-ˌbrȯid How to pronounce scombroid (audio) \

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

Other Words from scombroid

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scombroid. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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scombroid

noun
scom·​broid | \ ˈskäm-ˌbrȯid How to pronounce scombroid (audio) \

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

Other Words from scombroid

scombroid adjective

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