mycotoxin

noun
my·​co·​tox·​in | \ˌmī-kə-ˈtäk-sən \

Definition of mycotoxin 

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

Examples of mycotoxin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Some food writers go so far as to say that mycotoxin-free coffee isn't worth the price. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland.com, "Organic, toxin-free TownHall coffee brand to be released this fall," 16 Oct. 2017 The more insidious and ubiquitous molds, though, produce no acutely dangerous mycotoxins but can still trigger inflammatory reactions, allergies, and asthma. James Hamblin, The Atlantic, "The Looming Consequences of Breathing Mold," 30 Aug. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'mycotoxin.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of mycotoxin

1962, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about mycotoxin

Statistics for mycotoxin

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for mycotoxin

The first known use of mycotoxin was in 1962

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for mycotoxin

mycotoxin

noun
my·​co·​tox·​in | \-ˈtäk-sən \

Medical Definition of mycotoxin 

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

More from Merriam-Webster on mycotoxin

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with mycotoxin

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about mycotoxin

Comments on mycotoxin

What made you want to look up mycotoxin? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to move with a clumsy heavy tread

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!