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.
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- n. illness caused by poisonous or contaminated food
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She had not made any connection between the crew’s performance during combat and the food poisoning incident, and for that matter she hadn’t thought of the crew’s behavior as below standard.
Mrs. Bendix said tantalizingly, "Since you said toxins, food poisoning and so on I assume you meant toxins, food poisonings and so on."