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- noun An acute, often severe gastrointestinal disorder characterized by vomiting and diarrhea and caused by eating food contaminated with bacteria, especially bacteria of the genus Salmonella, or the toxins they produce.
- noun Poisoning caused by ingesting substances, such as certain mushrooms, that contain natural toxins.
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- noun pathology Common term for any
food-borne disease, such as salmonella, which causes diarrhea, nausea, fever and abdominal cramps.
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- noun illness caused by poisonous or contaminated food
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