patulin

[ pat-yoo-lin, pach-oo- ]

nounPharmacology.
  1. a toxic antibiotic, C7H6O4, derived from various fungi, as Penicillium patulum and Aspergillus clavatus.

Origin of patulin

1
1940–45; <New Latin patul(um) specific epithet of the fungus (Latin: neuter of patuluspatulous) + -in2

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