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(English) A form of fish poisoning caused by eating gempylotoxic fishes. Takes the form of diarrhoea following ingestion of the oil in the flesh and bones of gempylids. No other effects are apparent and thus gempylid oil is not toxic in the usual sense of the term. (See also: gempylotoxic fishes, fish poisoning, toxic)

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