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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Research published in JAMA Internal Medicine in 2010 showed an even wider range of potencies, and found a chemical called citrinin in some of the supplements, which has been known to cause kidney damage and cancer in animals.
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Origin and Etymology of citrinin
New Latin citrinum, specific epithet of Penicillium citrinum
First Known Use: 1931See Words from the same year
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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