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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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(58.) Brooks, T.D., Williums, W.P, Windham, GL., et al., Quantitative trait loci contributing alfatoxin accumulation in the maize inbred Mp313E.
Evaluation of dry yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) compounds in the feed to reduce alfatoxin B1 (AFB1) residues and toxicity to Japanese quails (coturnix coturnix Japonica).