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.

Origin of ciguatera

1860–65; American Spanish < cigua sea snail
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