1. 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.


  • skipjack
  • swordfish
  • suborder Scombroidea
  • tuna
  • Euthynnus pelamis
  • mackerel
  • billfish
  • squaretail
  • skipjack tuna
  • tunny
  • scombroid fish
  • louvar
  • bonito
  • percoid fish
  • percoid
  • Katsuwonus pelamis
  • oceanic bonito
  • sailfish
  • Luvarus imperialis
  • Scombroidea
  • Xiphias gladius

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Sentences with scombroid

1. Verb, base form
According to the CDC, one-half of the 2013 fish-related foodborne illness outbreaks were related to scombroid poisoning, which within 30 minutes of consumption causes symptoms of face and body flushing.

2. Adjective
The danger with scombroid food poisoning, which is also referred to as histamine poisoning, is that the bacteria are heat-stable, so cooking will not eliminate the danger.

3. Noun, singular or mass
This type of food poisoning is called scombroid or histamine fish poisoning.