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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.]
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(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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(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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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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n aflatoxina
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Ma ize quality deteriorates due to many factors like rainy season, adverse temperature, and traditional practices of harvesting and insufficient storage facilities that stimulate fungal infection (aflatoxins).
Aflatoxins are among the most toxic contaminant produced by Aspergillus species.
'In chickens, the effects of aflatoxins include liver damage, impaired productivity and reproductive efficiency, decreased egg production, inferior eggshell quality, inferior carcass quality and increased susceptibility to disease,' the UN health agency reports.
Aflatoxins derived from Aspergillus parasiticus were mixed in the feed measuring 150 ppb and fed to various broiler groups.
Aflatoxins of peanuts and derived assumes outstanding importance in public health, given the high consumption of these products, especially for children (MARTINS et al., 2017).
Several techniques have been investigated that might eliminate aflatoxins from food products, including the use of pulsed light.
There is no reason why there can't be many more brilliant African scientists in the world, but aflatoxins make that much less likely.