Relating to fish of the scombroid family or group.
- 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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