- a toxic antibiotic, C7H6O4, derived from various fungi, as Penicillium patulum and Aspergillus clavatus.
Origin of patulin
Also called clavacin.
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- 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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