citrinin


ci·tri·nin

noun \si-ˈtrī-nən\

Definition of CITRININ

:  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

ci·tri·nin

noun \si-ˈtrī-nən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CITRININ

: 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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