trichothecene

noun

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

Examples of trichothecene in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The gene, Adam adds, is likely to be broadly effective against many other trichothecenes. Erik Stokstad, Science | AAAS, 9 Apr. 2020

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1971, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of trichothecene was in 1971

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“Trichothecene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trichothecene. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

trichothecene

noun
: 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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