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ochratoxin

[ oh-kruh-tok-sin ]
/ ˌoʊ krəˈtɒk sɪn /
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noun
a toxin produced by Aspergillus ochraceus and several other molds that commonly contaminate cereal grains: causes intestinal inflammation and kidney and liver degeneration when ingested by animals.
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Origin of ochratoxin

1970–75; <New Latin ochra(ceus) specific epithet of the mold, literally, like ocher (see ocher, -aceous) + toxin

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