Meaning of aflatoxin

af•la•tox•in

Pronunciation: (af"lu-tok'sin), [key]
— n.
  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.
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