a type of food poisoning with severe gastrointestinal and neurological symptoms, caused by eating contaminated fish
Origin of ciguateraAmerican Spanish from cigua, a marine snail
Poisoning caused by ingesting fish contaminated with ciguatoxin, characterized by gastrointestinal and neurological symptoms. Also called ciguatera fish poisoning . Also called ciguatera poisoning .
Origin of ciguateraAmerican Spanish from ciguato one poisoned (with ciguatoxin) from cigua, sigua snail perhaps of Arawakan origin