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citrinin

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noun ci·tri·nin \si-ˈtrī-nən\

Definition of citrinin

  1. :  a toxic antibiotic C13H14O5 that is produced especially by a penicillium (Penicillium citrinum) and an aspergillus (Aspergillus niveus) and is effective against some gram-positive bacteria



Origin of citrinin

New Latin citrinum, specific epithet of Penicillium citrinum


First Known Use: 1931


Medical Dictionary

citrinin

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noun ci·tri·nin \si-ˈtrī-nən\

Medical Definition of citrinin

  1. :  a toxic antibiotic C13H14O5 that is produced especially by two molds of the genus Penicillium (P. citrinum) and the genus Aspergillus (A. niveus) and is effective against some gram-positive bacteria




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