gliotoxin

noun

glio·​tox·​in ˌglī-ō-ˈtäk-sən How to pronounce gliotoxin (audio)
: an antibiotic C13H14N2O4S2 that is toxic to higher animals as well as to animal and plant pathogens and that is produced by various fungi (as of the genera Gliocladium, Aspergillus, and Penicillium)

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“Gliotoxin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/gliotoxin. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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