My Word! – July 8

Ichthyotoxism

ich·​thyo·​tox·​ism

Noun

Poisoning from fish or fish venom

 

Improper handling of puffer fish can result in ichthyo​toxism.

 

Again Merriam-Webster was no help in tracking down how long we have had a word for the problem, but I am certain Latin and/or Greek were involved.

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