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Poisoning caused by ingesting fish contaminated with ciguatoxin, characterized by gastrointestinal and neurological symptoms. Also called ciguatera fish poisoning, ciguatera poisoning.
[American Spanish, from ciguato, one poisoned (with ciguatoxin), from cigua, sigua, snail, perhaps of Arawakan origin.]
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(Medicine) food poisoning caused by a ciguatoxin in seafood
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ci•gua•te•ra(ˌsi gwəˈtɛr ə, ˌsɪg wə-)
a tropical disease caused by ingesting a poison found in certain marine fishes.
[1860-65; American Spanish <cigua sea snail]
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