aflatoxin

Definitions:

  • Any of a group of toxic compounds produced by certain molds, especially <em>Aspergillus flavus,</em> that contaminate stored food supplies such as animal feed and peanuts.
  • Any of a family of <xref>mycotoxins</xref>, produces by <xref>molds</xref> of the <xref>Aspergillus</xref> genus, that can be <xref>toxic</xref>, <xref>carcinogenic</xref>, <xref>mutagenic</xref> or <xref>teratogenic</xref>; typically found as <xref>contaminants</xref> of <xref>animal</xref> <xref>food</xref> or <xref>peanuts</xref>.
  • a potent carcinogen from the fungus Aspergillus; can be produced and stored for use as a bioweapon
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