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patulin

[ pat-yoo-lin, pach-oo- ]
/ ˈpæt yʊ lɪn, ˈpætʃ ʊ- /
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noun Pharmacology.
a toxic antibiotic, C7H6O4, derived from various fungi, as Penicillium patulum and Aspergillus clavatus.
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Also called clavacin.

Origin of patulin

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

patulin
[ păchə-lĭn ]

n.
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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