mycotoxin

[ mahy-koh-tok-sin ]
/ ˌmaɪ koʊˈtɒk sɪn /
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noun Pathology.

a toxin produced by a fungus.

Nearby words

  1. mycostatin,
  2. mycota,
  3. mycotic,
  4. mycotic aneurysm,
  5. mycotoxicosis,
  6. mycotrophic,
  7. mycotrophy,
  8. mycovirus,
  9. mydriasis,
  10. mydriatic

Origin of mycotoxin

First recorded in 1960–65; myco- + toxin

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British Dictionary definitions for mycotoxin

mycotoxin

/ (ˌmaɪkəˈtɒksɪn) /

noun

any of various toxic substances produced by fungi some of which may affect food and others of which are alleged to have been used in warfareSee also aflatoxin, yellow rain
Derived Formsmycotoxology, noun

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Medicine definitions for mycotoxin

mycotoxin

[ mī′kō-tŏksĭn ]

n.

A toxin produced by a fungus.

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