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Any of a group of toxic compounds produced by certain molds, especially Aspergillus flavus, that contaminate stored food supplies such as animal feed and peanuts.

[New Latin A(spergillus) flā(vus), species name (aspergillus + Latin flāvus, yellow; see flavo-) + toxin.]


(Botany) a toxin produced by the fungus Aspergillus flavus growing on peanuts, maize, etc, causing liver disease (esp cancer) in man
[C20: from A(spergillus) fla(vus) + toxin]


(ˌæf ləˈtɒk sɪn)

any of several toxins produced by soil fungi of the genus Aspergillus (commonly A. flavus), sometimes contaminating peanuts and stored grains.
[1960–65; A(spergillus)fla(vus) (species name; see aspergillus, flavin) + toxin]
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Noun1.aflatoxin - a potent carcinogen from the fungus Aspergillusaflatoxin - a potent carcinogen from the fungus Aspergillus; can be produced and stored for use as a bioweapon
bioarm, biological weapon, bioweapon - any weapon usable in biological warfare; "they feared use of the smallpox virus as a bioweapon"
mycotoxin - a toxin produced by a fungus


n aflatoxina
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Results for body weight gain (gms) of quails reared on different chemical binders in the presence of aflatoxin B1 containing feed in comparison to basal feed are presented in Table 2.
Curcumin Prevents Aflatoxin B1 Hepatoxicity by Inhibition of Cytochrome P450 Isozymes in Chick Liver.
The most acutely toxic is aflatoxin B1 and is responsible for liver cancer in humans, she said.
Induction of osteogenic sarcomas and tumors of the hepatobiliary system in nonhuman primates with aflatoxin B1.
Development and validation of an accurate and rapid LC-ESI-MS/MS method for the simultaneous quantification of aflatoxin B1, B2, G1 and G2 in lotus seeds.
In Benin City-Nigeria, Ibe and colleagues11 reported higher concentrations of aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) in the semen of infertile men compared to the semen of fertile controls and proposed that exposure to AFB1 could be a potential contributory factor to male infertility in Nigeria.
Aflatoxin B1 is a liver toxic and carcinogenic mould toxin that can be present in high amounts in feed.
Determination of aflatoxin B1 in animal feeding stuffs-enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay.
It found that Lebanese are highly exposed to mycotoxins and that ingestion of Aflatoxin B1 came primarily from bread products.