Aflatoxin meaning

ăflə-tŏksĭn
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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.
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Any of several toxic or carcinogenic substances produced by a fungus (esp. Aspergillus flavus) found on peanuts, corn, etc.
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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.
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(toxicology) Any of a family of mycotoxins, produces by molds of the Aspergillus genus, that can be toxic, carcinogenic, mutagenic or teratogenic; typically found as contaminants of animal food or peanuts.
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Origin of aflatoxin

  • New Latin A(spergillus) flā(vus) species name (aspergillus) (Latin flāvus yellow flavo–) toxin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From (A)spergillus (fla)vus + toxin.

    From Wiktionary