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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. 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.
  • n. Poisoning caused by ingesting substances, such as certain mushrooms, that contain natural toxins.

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  • n. Common term for any food-borne disease, such as salmonella, which causes diarrhea, nausea, fever and abdominal cramps.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. illness caused by poisonous or contaminated food

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