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af·la·tox·in

 (ăf′lə-tŏk′sĭn)
n.
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.]
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aflatoxin

(ˌæfləˈtɒksɪn)
n
(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]
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af•la•tox•in

(ˌæf ləˈtɒk sɪn)

n.
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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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
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aflatoxin

n aflatoxina
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The reduction of aflatoxin M1 levels during Ethiopian traditional fermented dairy product (ergo) production was successfully demonstrated through the determination of residual levels of the toxin in raw and sterilized (control) milk samples using Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay.
Ritieni, "Correlation between aflatoxin M1 content of breast milk, dietary exposure to aflatoxin B1 and socioeconomic status of lactating mothers in Ogun State, Nigeria," Food and Chemical Toxicology, vol.
Yanaka, "Aflatoxin occurrence in foodstuff supplied to dairy cattle and aflatoxin M1 in raw milk in the North of Parana state," Food and Chemical Toxicology, vol.
Piva, "On the occurrence of aflatoxin M1 in milk and dairy products," Food and Chemical Toxicology, vol.
[60.] Kang'ethe EK, M'Ibui GM, Randolph TF and AK Lang'at Prevalence of Aflatoxin M1 and B1 in Milk and Animal Feeds from Urban Smallholder Dairy Production in Dagoretti Division, Nairobi, Kenya.
Aflatoxin M1 was detected in all milk samples with concentration beyond permissible level which is 0.05 mg/kg (European communities).
However, the prominent problem and the most ignored part of entire system are the lack of check on quality and contamination of milk with natural toxic compounds particularly with aflatoxin M1 [5].
The combination of the two properties in this research has resulted in the achievement of a fast, simple and effective separation for the measurement of aflatoxin M1.
Austin, TX, September 07, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Bioo Scientific will showcase its sensitive solutions for aflatoxin M1 analysis, the MaxSignal[R] Aflatoxin M1 ELISA Kit, the AuroFlow[TM] Aflatoxin M1 Strip Test Kit and the AflaPure[TM] Aflatoxin M1 Column Kit, at booth #117 of the 128th AOAC Annual Meeting, September 7-10 in Boca Raton, Florida.
In early-2012, cancer-causing ingredient Aflatoxin M1 was found in products from Inner Mongolia Mengniu Dairy Industry.