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[pat-yoo-lin, pach-oo-] /ˈpæt yʊ lɪn, ˈpætʃ ʊ-/
noun, Pharmacology.
a toxic antibiotic, C 7 H 6 O 4 , derived from various fungi, as Penicillium patulum and Aspergillus clavatus.
Also called clavacin.
Origin of patulin
1940-45; < New Latin patul(um) specific epithet of the fungus (Latin: neuter of patulus patulous) + -in2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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patulin pat·u·lin (pāch'ə-lĭn)
A toxic antibiotic that is derived from the metabolites of certain fungi, such as Aspergillus, Penicillium, and Gymnoascus, and has carcinogenic activity.

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