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ciguatera

[see-gwuh-ter-uh, sig-wuh‐] /ˌsi gwəˈtɛr ə, ˌsɪg wə‐/
noun
1.
a tropical disease caused by ingesting a poison found in certain marine fishes.
Origin of ciguatera
1860-1865
1860-65; American Spanish < cigua sea snail
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