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shellfish

(shĕl′fĭsh′)
n. pl. shellfish or shell·fishes
1. Any of various edible aquatic invertebrate animals having a shell, especially mollusks such as clams and oysters, and crustaceans such as lobsters, crabs, and shrimp.
2. An edible mollusk, in contrast to a crustacean: regulations concerning fish, crustaceans, and shellfish.
3. The edible flesh of such animals.

shell′fish′ing n.
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shellfish

(shel′fish″)
Any of a group of marine animals that include mollusks and crustaceans. Allergic reactions (urticaria, asthma, angioedema, anaphylaxis) to a wide variety of shellfish are among the most common causes of food allergy in humans.
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Earlier, a shellfish bulletin issued by the Bureau of Fisheries Aquatic Resources (BFAR) warned the public against gathering, selling, and eating shellfishes from the waters off Anda, Pangasinan because of the high concentration of the red tide toxin.