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ciguatera

División en sílabas: ci·gua·te·ra
Pronunciación: /ˌsēɡwəˈterə
 
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Definición de ciguatera en inglés:

sustantivo

Poisoning by neurotoxins as a result of eating the flesh of a tropical marine fish that carries a toxic dinoflagellate.
  • This is caused by Gambierdiscus toxicus, phylum Dinophyta
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • However, a few species, such as the blue parrotfish and one Indo-Pacific species, have caused ciguatera in humans.
  • Seafood ingestion syndromes such as diarrhetic shellfish poisoning, ciguatera poisoning, and scombroid poisoning also can cause diarrhea in travelers.
  • Each year, ciguatera poisoning accounts for several thousand illnesses in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Hawaii, and Florida.

Origen

mid 19th century: from American Spanish, from cigua 'sea snail'.

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