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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [see-gwuh-ter-uh, sig-wuh‐]
    • /ˌsi gwəˈtɛr ə, ˌsɪg wə‐/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [see-gwuh-ter-uh, sig-wuh‐]
    • /ˌsi gwəˈtɛr ə, ˌsɪg wə‐/

Definitions of ciguatera word

  • noun ciguatera food poisoning caused by a ciguatoxin in seafood 3
  • noun ciguatera a type of food poisoning with severe gastrointestinal and neurological symptoms, caused by eating contaminated fish 3
  • noun ciguatera a tropical disease caused by ingesting a poison found in certain marine fishes. 1
  • noun ciguatera A foodborne poisoning in humans caused by eating marine species whose flesh is contaminated with ciguatoxin. 0

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Origin of ciguatera

First appearance:

before 1860
One of the 29% newest English words
1860-65; American Spanish < cigua sea snail

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Parts of speech for Ciguatera


ciguatera popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 65% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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