shellfish poisoning

noun

Medical Definition of shellfish poisoning

: food poisoning that results from consumption of shellfish and especially two-shelled mollusks (such as clams, oysters, or mussels) contaminated with toxic dinoflagellates typically found in red tides — see amnesic shellfish poisoning, diarrheal shellfish poisoning, neurotoxic shellfish poisoning, paralytic shellfish poisoning

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“Shellfish poisoning.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/shellfish%20poisoning. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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