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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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