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trichothecene

[ trahy-kuh-thee-sin ]
/ ˌtraɪ kəˈθi sɪn /
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noun
any of a group of toxins derived from various imperfect fungi, as of the genera Fusarium and Trichothecium.
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Origin of trichothecene

1970–75; <New Latin Trichothec(ium) genus name (see tricho-, thecium) + -ene
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