any of several toxic or carcinogenic substances produced by a fungus (esp. Aspergillus flavus) found on peanuts, corn, etc.
Origin of aflatoxinfrom Modern Latin A(spergillus) fla(vus), species name of the fungus + toxin
Any of a group of toxic compounds produced by certain molds, especially Aspergillus flavus, that contaminate stored food supplies such as animal feed and peanuts.
Origin of aflatoxinNew Latin A(spergillus) flā(vus) species name ( aspergillus ) (Latin flāvus yellow ; see flavo- . ) toxin
From (A)spergillus (fla)vus + toxin.