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ciguatoxin

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noun ci·gua·tox·in \ˈsē-gwə-ˌtäk-sən, ˈsig-wə-\

Medical Definition of ciguatoxin

  1. :  a potent heat-stable neurotoxin that is produced by a marine dinoflagellate (Gambierdiscus toxicus) and causes ciguatera poisoning in those who eat fish (as barracuda or amberjack) in which toxic levels of it have become concentrated; also :  any of several related neurotoxins causing ciguatera


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