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patulin

[pat-yoo-lin, pach-oo-]
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noun Pharmacology.
  1. a toxic antibiotic, C7H6O4, derived from various fungi, as Penicillium patulum and Aspergillus clavatus.

Origin of patulin

1940–45; < New Latin patul(um) specific epithet of the fungus (Latin: neuter of patulus patulous) + -in2
Also called clavacin.
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patulin in Medicine

patulin

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n.
  1. 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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