ciguatera[sig′wə ter′ə, -tir′ə]
ciguatera definition by Webster's New World
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a type of food poisoning with severe gastrointestinal and neurological symptoms, caused by eating contaminated fish
Origin: American Spanish ; from cigua, a marine snail
ciguatera definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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Poisoning caused by ingesting fish contaminated with ciguatoxin, characterized by gastrointestinal and neurological symptoms.
Origin: American Spanish, from ciguato, one poisoned (with ciguatoxin), from cigua, sigua, snail, perhaps of Arawakan origin.
ciguatera - Medical Definition
Poisoning caused by ingesting fish contaminated with ciguatoxin, characterized by gastrointestinal and neurological symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting, tingling, itchiness, and reversal of temperature perception.