scombroid
noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek skombros mackerel Date: 1852 any of a suborder (Scombroidei) of marine bony fishes (as mackerels, tunas, albacores, bonitos, and swordfishes) of great economic importance as food fishes • scombroid adjective

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  • Scombroid — Scom broid (sk[o^]m broid), a. [Scomber + oid.] (Zo[ o]l.) Like or pertaining to the Mackerel family. n. Any fish of the family {Scombrid[ae]}, of which the mackerel ({Scomber}) is the type, and including the tuna ({Thunnus} and related genera).… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scombroid — [skäm′broid΄] adj. [< ModL Scombridae < L scomber, mackerel (< Gr skombros) + OID] 1. of a widely distributed family (Scombridae) of spiny finned percoid food fishes, including the mackerels, bonitos, and tunas 2. like a mackerel n. a… …   English World dictionary

  • scombroid — /skom broyd/, adj. 1. resembling the mackerel. 2. resembling or related to the mackerel family Scombridae. n. 3. a mackerel or related scombroid fish. [1835 45; < Gk skómbr(os) mackerel + OID] * * * …   Universalium

  • scombroid — adjective /ˈskɒmbrɔɪd/ pertaining to a mackerel , 1973: ‘Here then,’ the kindly scombroid face scanning Eventyr, quick as a fire control dish antenna and even less mercy... Thomas Pynchon, Gravitys Rainbow See Also: scombral …   Wiktionary

  • scombroid — scom·broid skäm .brȯid n any of a suborder (Scombroidea) of marine bony fishes (as mackerels, tunas, albacores, bonitos, and swordfishes) which are of great economic importance as food fishes and are sometimes a source of poisoning due to heat… …   Medical dictionary

  • scombroid — scom•broid [[t]ˈskɒm brɔɪd[/t]] adj. 1) ich resembling or related to the mackerel family Scombridae 2) ich a mackerel or related scombroid fish …   From formal English to slang

  • scombroid — /ˈskɒmbrɔɪd/ (say skombroyd) adjective 1. resembling the mackerel. 2. belonging or relating to the mackerel family (Scombridae) or the superfamily (Scombroidea) containing the mackerel family. –noun 3. a mackerel or related scombroid fish. Also,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • scombroid — noun 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 • Syn: ↑scombroid fish • Hypernyms: ↑percoid fish, ↑percoid, ↑percoidean • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • scombroid — scom·broid …   English syllables

  • Scombroid food poisoning — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = Histamine DiseasesDB = 31114 ICD10 = ICD10|T|61|1|t|51 ICD9 = ICD9|988.0 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = emerg eMedicineTopic = 523 MeshID = Scombroid food poisoning is a foodborne illness… …   Wikipedia

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