trichothecene

noun
tricho·​the·​cene | \ ˌtri-kə-ˈthē-ˌsēn How to pronounce trichothecene (audio) \

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

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Recent Examples on the Web The gene, Adam adds, is likely to be broadly effective against many other trichothecenes. Erik Stokstad, Science | AAAS, "How a gene from a grass-living fungus could save wheat crops worldwide," 9 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of trichothecene

1971, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for trichothecene

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

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“Trichothecene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trichothecene. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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trichothecene

noun
tricho·​the·​cene | \ ˌtrik-ə-ˈthē-ˌsēn How to pronounce trichothecene (audio) , tri-ˈkäth-ə-ˌsēn How to pronounce trichothecene (audio) \

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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