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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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Many countries have set maximum allowable levels of aflatoxin M1 in dairy products.
PEKyN (CyHAN)- The Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday warned the public to be wary of several pre-packaged peanut products as these were found to contain aflatoxin, a by-product of molds.
They divided patients into four groups based on their level of aflatoxin exposure and found that those in the highest exposure group were 2.
Aflatoxin is a widely occurring and harmful mycotoxin produced by strains of Aspergillus species that grow on vegetable matter.
Experimental lung carcinogenic in vivo study of aflatoxin G1 in NIH mice].
However, the commodities with the highest risk of aflatoxin contamination are corn, peanuts, and cottonseed.
The aflatoxin scare began with the banning of Croatian milk earlier this month.
Citing sources, the paper reported that the minister had known since Wednesday that unacceptably high levels of aflatoxin had also been found in cows' milk -- until now, the ministry has only admitted to finding the bacteria in goat's milk.
Depending on the duration-gas combinations, a 20% to 40% decrease in aflatoxin levels also occurred.
Aflatoxin previously has been found in milk from China's biggest dairy company, Mengniu, and another company, Changfu.
During field tests in the Mississippi Delta from 2001 to 2004, inoculation of grains with K49 dramatically reduced aflatoxin levels in corn (see "Protecting Corn From Aflatoxin," Agricultural Research, September 2010, pp.