from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or belonging to the suborder Scombroidei, which includes marine fishes such as the mackerel.
- n. A scombroid fish.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. pertaining to a mackerel
- n. Any fish of the family Scombridae, of which the mackerel (Scomber) is the type.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Like or pertaining to the Mackerel family.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A scombroid fish; a scombrid. Also scomberoid.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. 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
The customers are believed to have been stricken by a form of food poisoning known as scombroid, which occurs when there is a high level of histamine in raw or uncooked fish, said Mr. Karasick.
High levels of histamine can cause an allergic reaction called scombroid poisoning.
And what better way is there to insult the scombroid landlord (resembling a mackerel) or that tumbrel of a brother-in-law (a person who is drunk to the point of vomiting) than by calling him by his rightful name?
Certain living marine animals - the speedy, open-water dolphins, lamnid sharks [Great white and relatives] and scombroid fishes [the tuna-mackerel group] - possess the ichthyosaur body shape and surely move in an ichthyosaur-like way.
Ahi tuna was the culprit in the scombroid fish poisoning case, which began when a woman ate a tuna salad at a local seafood restaurant in May.
Friends took her to an emergency room, where she was diagnosed with scombroid poisoning, given IV fluids and an antihistamine.
Just when there's a lull in major foodborne illness reports, and you feel like it's safe to eat, along come toxic squash syndrome, honey intoxication and scombroid fish poisoning.
Dr. Jeff Duchin, chief of communicable-disease control for Public Health - Seattle & King County, said that unlike the first two toxins, scombroid fish poisoning is relatively common, occurring when certain types of fish - tuna, mackerel, mahi mahi and marlin, among others - are not kept cold.
Ciguatera, a naturally occurring toxin in fish, and scombroid fish poisoning, caused by eating spoiled fish, were responsible for 62 cases, about evenly divided.
They were related to viruses and salmonella from unknown food sources, person-to-person transmission, or scombroid and ciguatera fish poisoning.
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