Definition of scombroid in English:


Syllabification: scom·broid
Pronunciation: /ˈskämˌbroid


  • A fish of the mackerel family, or one of a larger group that also includes the barracudas and billfishes.
    • Family Scombridae or suborder Scombroidei


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  • Relating to fish of the scombroid family or group.
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    • Anyone who eats fish can get ciguatera or scombroid poisoning.
    • Seafood ingestion syndromes such as diarrhetic shellfish poisoning, ciguatera poisoning, and scombroid poisoning also can cause diarrhea in travelers.
    • In the United States, scombroid poisoning is most common in Hawaii and California.


mid 19th century: from modern Latin Scombroidea (superfamily name), from Greek skombros, denoting a tuna or mackerel.

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