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n. pl. pufferfish or puf·fer·fish·es
Any of various prickly, often poisonous, chiefly marine fishes of the family Tetraodontidae that have a beaklike mouth and puff themselves up when threatened, by swallowing water or air. Also called blowfish, puffer.
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|Noun||1.||pufferfish - delicacy that is highly dangerous because of a potent nerve poison in ovaries and liver|
globefish, puffer, pufferfish, blowfish - any of numerous marine fishes whose elongated spiny body can inflate itself with water or air to form a globe; several species contain a potent nerve poison; closely related to spiny puffers
saltwater fish - flesh of fish from the sea used as food
fugu - a blowfish highly prized as a delicacy in Japan but highly dangerous because the skin and organs are poisonous
tetrodotoxin - a powerful neurotoxin found in the ovaries of pufferfish
|2.||pufferfish - any of numerous marine fishes whose elongated spiny body can inflate itself with water or air to form a globe; several species contain a potent nerve poison; closely related to spiny puffers|
plectognath, plectognath fish - tropical marine fishes having the teeth fused into a beak and thick skin covered with bony plates or spines