Definition of Aflatoxin

1. Noun. A potent carcinogen from the fungus Aspergillus; can be produced and stored for use as a bioweapon.




Definition of Aflatoxin

1. Noun. (poison) Any of a family of mycotoxins, produces by molds of the Aspergillus genus, that can be toxic, carcinogenic, mutagenic or teratogenic; typically found as contaminants of animal food or peanuts. ¹

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Definition of Aflatoxin

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Medical Definition of Aflatoxin

1. A fungal toxin which is a powerful liver carcinogen, found particularly in undeveloped and developing countries. A group of closely related toxic metabolites that are designated mycotoxins. They are produced by aspergillus flavus and a. Parasiticus. Members of the group include aflatoxin b1, aflatoxin b2, aflatoxin g1, aflatoxin g2, aflatoxin m1, and aflatoxin m2. Pharmacological action: carcinogens, mutagens, teratogens. (27 Jun 1999)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aflatoxin

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afikomens
afimoxifene
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aflame(p)
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aflastatin
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aflatoxin (current term)
aflatoxin B1 aldehyde reductase
aflatoxin B1 hydroxylase
aflatoxin B1 reductase
aflatoxin G2a reductase
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aflatoxin m1
aflatoxins
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aflicker
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Literary usage of Aflatoxin

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1. Eighth Annual Report on Carcinogens: 1998 Summary edited by Barry Leonard (1999)
""When administered in the diet, aflatoxin induced cholangiocellular carcinomas in hamsters. When administered by a single intragastric injection, ..."

2. 6th Annual Report on Carcinogens (1991) by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"When administered in the diet, aflatoxin induced cholangiocellular carcinomas in hamsters. When administered by a single intragastric injection, ..."

3. Presidential Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses: Final Report edited by Joyce C Laslof, John D Baldeschwieler, Marguerite Knox (1997)
"AflatOXin. aflatoxin is a naturally occurring toxic metabolite from certain fungi ... 7 aflatoxin ingestion can result in immediate, toxic effects in many ..."

4. Pathogens of Soybean Seeds: Bibliographyby Andrew Kalinski by Andrew Kalinski (1999)
"To test genotypes for aflatoxin tolerance and to test the effects of management practices .from planting through storage for aflatoxin contamination. ..."

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