from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of plectognath fishes, typical of the family Tetrodontidæ.
  • noun [lowercase] A fish of this genus or of the family Tetrodontidæ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of plectognath fishes belonging to Tetrodon and allied genera. Each jaw is furnished with two large, thick, beaklike, bony teeth.


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  • This fish was of an entirely new species, and resembled that known as sun-fish, it was of the order called 'tetrodon' by Linnæus.

    Celebrated Travels and Travellers Part 2. The Great Navigators of the Eighteenth Century Jules Verne 1866

  • Supportive care is the key therapy for patients with tetrodon poisoning.

    Fish poisonings and envenomations 2010

  • It is a heat stable, water soluble, non protein that causes toxicity by inhibition of sodium-potassium pump activity and blockade of neuromuscular transmission. 10 Symptoms of tetrodon poisoning occur within minutes of ingestion and causes headache, diaphoresis, and parasthesias of the lips, tongue, mouth, face fingers and toes rapidly. 8,10 Hypotension and bradycardia may occur in severe cases.

    Fish poisonings and envenomations 2010


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