ciguatoxin

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ciguatera + toxin.

Noun[edit]

ciguatoxin (plural ciguatoxins)

  1. (toxicology) Any of several closely related toxins, having a complex structure including a row of thirteen connected heterocyclic rings, produced by algae that are eaten by many fish; causes ciguatera poisoning in humans.