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ˈskɒm brɔɪdscom·broid

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scombroid, scombroid fishnoun

    important marine food and game fishes found in all tropical and temperate seas; some are at least partially endothermic and can thrive in colder waters


  1. Scombroidadjective

    Like or pertaining to the Mackerel family. -- n. Any fish of the family Scombridae, of which the mackerel (Scomber) is the type, and including the tuna (Thunnus and related genera).


  1. scombroidadjective

    pertaining to a mackerel

  2. Etymology: From Greek σκομβρος ‘tuna, mackerel’.


  1. scombroid

    Scombroid refers to a type of food poisoning typically caused by consumption of spoiled or improperly stored fish from the Scombridae and Scomberesocidae families, including mackerel, tuna, and bonito. This form of poisoning is characterized by symptoms like flushing, rash, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. It is often mistaken for an allergic reaction. The term can also refer to the group of fish from which this type of toxicity originates.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scombroidadjective

    like or pertaining to the Mackerel family

  2. Scombroidnoun

    any fish of the family Scombridae, of which the mackerel (Scomber) is the type

  3. Etymology: [Scomber + -oid.]


  1. Scombroid

    Scombroid food poisoning is a foodborne illness that results from eating spoiled fish. Along with Ciguatera, it is listed as a common type of seafood poisoning. However it is often missed because it resembles an allergic reaction. It is most commonly reported with mackerel, tuna, bluefish, mahi-mahi, bonito, sardines, anchovies, and related species of fish that were inadequately refrigerated or preserved after being caught. The syndrome derived its name because early descriptions of the illness noted an association with Scombroidea fish; however, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have identified other, nonscombroid vectors, such as mahi-mahi and amberjack. Scombroid syndrome can result from inappropriate handling of fish during storage or processing. One of the toxic agents implicated in scombroid poisoning is histidine, which is broken down into histamine. Other chemicals have been found in decaying fish flesh, but their association with scombroid fish poisoning has not been clearly established.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scombroid in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scombroid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8


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    an utterance expressing pain or disapproval
    A conform
    B accompany
    C interrogate
    D moan

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