ciguatera

[ see-gwuh-ter-uh, sig-wuh‐ ]
/ ˌsi gwəˈtɛr ə, ˌsɪg wə‐ /
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noun

a tropical disease caused by ingesting a poison found in certain marine fishes.

Nearby words

  1. cigarette paper,
  2. cigarillo,
  3. cigfa,
  4. ciggy,
  5. cigs,
  6. cilantro,
  7. cili-,
  8. cilia,
  9. ciliarotomy,
  10. ciliary

Origin of ciguatera

1860–65; American Spanish < cigua sea snail

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