citrinin

noun ci·tri·nin \ 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

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Origin and Etymology of citrinin

New Latin citrinum, specific epithet of Penicillium citrinum


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citrinin

noun ci·tri·nin \ si-ˈtrī-nən \

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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