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aflatoxin

aflatoxin

noun af·la·tox·in \ˌa-flə-ˈtäk-sən\

Definition of AFLATOXIN

:  any of several carcinogenic mycotoxins that are produced especially in stored agricultural crops (as peanuts) by molds (as Aspergillus flavus)

Origin of AFLATOXIN

New Latin Aspergillus flavus, species of mold + English toxin
First Known Use: 1962

Rhymes with AFLATOXIN

aflatoxin

noun af·la·tox·in \ˌaf-lə-ˈtäk-sən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of AFLATOXIN

:  any of several carcinogenic mycotoxins that are produced especially in stored agricultural crops (as peanuts) by molds (as Aspergillus flavus)

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