trichothecene

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noun tricho·the·cene \ ˌtri-kə-ˈthē-ˌsēn \

Definition of trichothecene

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

Origin and Etymology of trichothecene

New Latin Trichothecium (from trich- + -thecium) + English -ene


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trichothecene

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noun tricho·the·cene \ ˌtrik-ə-ˈthē-ˌsēn , tri-ˈkäth-ə-ˌsēn \

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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