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n. pl. globefish or globe·fish·es
Any of various fishes, especially an ocean sunfish or a pufferfish, having or capable of assuming a globular shape.
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n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) another name for puffer2, porcupine fish
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(ˈpʌf ər)

1. a person or thing that puffs.
2. Also called blowfish, globefish. any of various spiny fishes of the family Tetraodontidae, capable of inflating the body: several species contain the potent nerve poison tetrodotoxin.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.globefish - any of numerous marine fishes whose elongated spiny body can inflate itself with water or air to form a globeglobefish - 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
blowfish, puffer, pufferfish, sea squab - delicacy that is highly dangerous because of a potent nerve poison in ovaries and liver
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On June 13, 2014, two patients went to the Hennepin County Medical Center Emergency Department in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with symptoms suggestive of tetrodotoxin poisoning (i.e., oral paresthesias, weakness, and dyspnea) after consuming dried puffer fish (also known as globefish) purchased during a recent visit to New York City.
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