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Related to T-2 mycotoxin: trichothecene mycotoxin
A powdery yellow substance that was reported in the 1970s and 1980s to drop from the air in Southeast Asia, claimed by the United States to be a fungal toxin used as a chemical weapon by the Soviet Union and later claimed by certain investigators to consist of the excrement of large swarms of bees.
1. (Military) a type of yellow precipitation described in parts of SE Asia and alleged by some to be evidence of chemical warfare using mycotoxins
2. (Physical Geography) a type of yellow precipitation described in parts of SE Asia and alleged by some to be evidence of chemical warfare using mycotoxins
powdery yellow deposits containing a fungal toxin, tricothecene, identified in SE Asia and claimed by some to be a chemical weapon and by others to be contaminated bee excrement.