Definition of scombroid in English:

scombroid

noun

Zoology
  • A fish of the mackerel family, or one of a larger group that also includes the barracudas and billfishes.

adjective

Zoology
  • Relating to fish of the scombroid family or group.

    • ‘Anyone who eats fish can get ciguatera or scombroid poisoning.’
    • ‘Seafood ingestion syndromes such as diarrhetic shellfish poisoning, ciguatera poisoning, and scombroid poisoning also can cause diarrhea in travelers.’
    • ‘In the United States, scombroid poisoning is most common in Hawaii and California.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from modern Latin Scombroidea (superfamily name), from Greek skombros, denoting a tuna or mackerel.

Pronunciation:

scombroid

/ˈskämbroid/