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Pronunciation: fu'gu-tok'sin

Definition: A toxin, the roe and other parts of Diodon, Triodon, and Tetradon, fish found in waters of East Asia.

Synonym(s): fish poison2, fugu poison

[Japan fugu, a poisonous fish]

See Also: tetrodotoxin

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