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aflatoxin

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noun af·la·tox·in \ˌa-flə-ˈtäk-sən\

Definition of aflatoxin

  1. :  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


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aflatoxin

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noun af·la·tox·in \ˌaf-lə-ˈtäk-sən\

Medical Definition of aflatoxin

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




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