puffer: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (puf'ur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that puffs.
  2. Also calledany of various fishes of the family Tetraodontidae, capable of inflating the body with water or air until it resembles a globe, the spines in the skin becoming erected: several species contain the potent nerve poison tetrodotoxin.
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