aflatoxin

aflatoxin
noun Etymology: New Latin Aspergillus flavus, species of mold + English toxin Date: 1962 any of several carcinogenic mycotoxins that are produced especially in stored agricultural crops (as peanuts) by molds (as Aspergillus flavus)

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  • aflatoxin — [af′lə täks΄in] n. [< ModL A(spergillus) fla(vus), species name of the fungus + TOXIN] any of several toxic or carcinogenic substances produced by a fungus (esp. Aspergillus flavus) found on peanuts, corn, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Aflatoxin — Aflatoxins are naturally occurring mycotoxins that are produced by many species of Aspergillus , a fungus, most notably Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus . Aflatoxins are toxic and among the most carcinogenic substances known.… …   Wikipedia

  • Aflatoxin — A toxin produced by mold that is hepatotoxic (can damage the liver) and may possibly lead to liver cancer. Aflatoxins are known to cause cancer in animals. The fungi that produce aflatoxin grow on crops such as peanuts (especially) and wheat,… …   Medical dictionary

  • Aflatoxin — Strukturformel von Aflatoxin B1 Aflatoxine sind natürlich vorkommende Mykotoxine (Pilzgifte), die erstmals beim Schimmelpilz Aspergillus flavus nachgewiesen wurden, aber auch von anderen Schimmelpilzarten wie Aspergillus parasiticus gebildet… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • aflatoxin — A harmful substance made by certain types of mold (Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus) that is often found on poorly stored grains and nuts. Consumption of foods contaminated with aflatoxin is a risk factor for primary liver cancer …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • aflatoxin — (af lah tok sin) A polyketide secondary fungal metabolite that can cause cancer …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • aflatoxin — /af leuh tok sin/, n. 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… …   Universalium

  • aflatoxin — noun Any of a family of mycotoxins, produces by molds of the Aspergillus genus, that can be toxic, carcinogenic, mutagenic or teratogenic; typically found as contaminants of animal food or peanuts …   Wiktionary

  • Aflatoxin — Af|la|to|xin 〈n. 11; meist Pl.〉 hochgiftiges Stoffwechselprodukt [verkürzt <Aspergillus flavus + Toxin] * * * A|f|la|to|xin [Kunstw. aus nlat. Aspergillus flavus = Gießkannenschimmel (Mikrobiol.) u. ↑ Toxin], das; s, e: äußerst giftige,… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Aflatoxin — Afla|toxi̱n [Kurzw. aus Aspergillus flavus u. ↑Toxin] s; s, e: giftiges Stoffwechselprodukt des Schimmelpilzes Aspergillus flavus (ruft wahrscheinlich Leberkrebs hervor) …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

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