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(english) A toxic substance accumulated up the food chain in the flesh and viscera of some fish, also: the poison causing ciguatera poisoning. Exact chemical and pharmacological properties are unknown. May be a complex biotoxin with several fractions or several chemically unrelated compounds. May be a phospholipid. The formula C28 H52 NO5 C1 has been proposed. (See also: ciguatera, ciguatera poisoning)
(french) Une substance toxique accumulée en haut la chaîne de la nourriture dans la chair et viscères de quelque poisson. (See also: ciguatera, ciguatera poisoning)
(portuguese) Substância tóxica acumulada na cadeia trófica, na carne e vísceras de algumas espécies de peixe. (See also: ciguatera, ciguatera poisoning)

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