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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpufferpuff‧er /ˈpʌfə $ -ər/ noun [countable]  1 British English informal a small piece of equipment containing medicine which you breathe in through your mouth, to help you breathe more easily syn inhaler Asthma can be made worse by using puffers too often.2 a type of tropical fish that can fill itself with air so that it looks almost round
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pufferThis and the checkered puffer are two of the more attractive members of the family Tetraodontidae.However some fish, such as the puffer fish, produce poisons as a by-product of their natural metabolisms.Poison from the puffer fish, tetrodotoxin, prevents conduction in nerves.They lack the sharp spines but are covered with fine prickles that are evident when the puffer puffs up.The puffer fish is found in warmer parts of the world both in sea water and fresh water.The puffers are notorious biters and pickers and if placed with other fishes should be given plenty of room.
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