Noun Aflatoxin Definition and Examples







Any of a class of toxic compounds produced by certain moulds found in food, which can cause liver damage and cancer.
  1. 'One family of mycotoxins, the aflatoxins, are carcinogenic and immunotoxic and cause growth retardation in animals.'
  2. 'Several varieties of the mould Aspergillus produce a group of carcinogens called aflatoxins, which cause liver injury and cancer.'


1. any of various related mycotoxins produced by a species of Aspergillus, commonly A. flavus, found as a contaminant in moldy grains and meals, as in rice and peanut meal, and suspected of causing liver cancer in humans and other animals.


"aflatoxins can be in samples."
"aflatoxins can be in places."
"aflatoxins can be in excesses."
"aflatoxins can be in corns."
"aflatoxins can be to levels."
"cases can have aflatoxins."
"aflatoxins can be in milks."
"aflatoxins can be in crops."
"aflatoxins can have administrations in/at/on maxima."
"aflatoxins can spread over belts."
"aflatoxins can spread in states."
"aflatoxins can say on dates."
"aflatoxins can have in/at/on maxima."
"aflatoxins can be in weapons."

1960s: from elements of the modern Latin taxonomic name Aspergillus flavus + toxin.

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