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 (such as peanuts) by molds (such as Aspergillus flavus)

Origin and Etymology of aflatoxin

New Latin Aspergillus flavus, species of mold + English toxin


First Known Use: 1962


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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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