mycotoxin


my·co·tox·in

noun \ˌmī-kə-ˈtäk-sən\

Definition of MYCOTOXIN

:  a toxic substance produced by a fungus and especially a mold

First Known Use of MYCOTOXIN

1962

Rhymes with MYCOTOXIN

my·co·tox·in

noun \-ˈtäk-sən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MYCOTOXIN

: a poisonous substance produced by a fungus and especially a mold—see aflatoxin

mycotoxin

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Toxin produced by a fungus. Numerous and varied, mycotoxins can cause hallucinations, skin inflammation, liver damage, hemorrhages, miscarriage, convulsions, neurological disturbances, and/or death in livestock and humans. The best-known mycotoxins are aflatoxin, ergot toxin, and the agents of mushroom poisoning.

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