Definitions for ciguateraˌsi gwəˈtɛr ə, ˌsɪg wə-
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ci•gua•te•raˌsi gwəˈtɛr ə, ˌsɪg wə-(n.)
a tropical disease caused by ingesting a poison found in certain marine fishes.
Origin of ciguatera:
1860-65; AmerSp <cigua sea snail
A foodborne poisoning in humans caused by eating marine species whose flesh is contaminated with ciguatoxin.