trichothecene


tricho·the·cene

noun \ˌtri-kə-ˈthē-ˌsēn\

Definition of TRICHOTHECENE

:  any of several mycotoxins that are produced by various fungi (as genera Fusarium and Trichothecium) and that include some contaminants of livestock feed and some held to be found in yellow rain

Origin of TRICHOTHECENE

New Latin Trichothecium (from trich- + -thecium) + English -ene
First Known Use: 1971

tricho·the·cene

noun \ˌtrik-ə-ˈthē-ˌsēn, tri-ˈkäth-ə-ˌsēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TRICHOTHECENE

: any of several mycotoxins that are produced by various fungi (as of the genera Fusarium and Trichothecium) and that include some contaminants of livestock feed and some held to be found in yellow rain

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