aflatoxin

Definitions

Agriculture

  • noun a toxin produced by species of the fungus Aspergillus, especially Aspergillus flavus, which grows on seeds and nuts and affects stored grain

Food

  • A toxin produced by certain moulds which grow on stored grains and nuts in tropical areas. The toxin tends to cause low-grade illness and reduced food absorption and growth and is thus not easily noticed unless specially tested for. It is most serious in animal feeds.

Medical

  • noun a poison produced by some moulds in some crops such as peanuts
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