any of several toxic or carcinogenic substances produced by a fungus (esp. Aspergillus flavus) found on peanuts, corn, etc.
Origin of aflatoxin; from 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) fla(vus), species name (aspergillus + Latin flavus, yellow; see flavo–) + toxin.
From (A)spergillus (fla)vus + toxin.