Definition: Ciguatera, Ciguatoxin or CTX, Dinoflagellate, Protists, Eukaryotes

Cellular biology and some specific food poisonings for words today.

 

Ciguatera

Food poisoning that comes from eating fish contaminated with ciguatoxins

 

Ciguatoxin or CTX

A class of toxic polycyclic polyethers found in fish that cause ciguatera

 

Eukaryotes

An organism with complex cells, or a single cell with a complex structures

Protists

Single-celled eukaryotes

(entry 245 this year, after mix up to have duplicated word)

 

Dinoflagellate

Protists constituting the phylum Dinoflagellata, usually considered algae, mostly marine plankton, but also common in freshwater

 

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