from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of a group of toxic compounds produced by certain molds, especially Aspergillus flavus, that contaminate stored food supplies such as animal feed and peanuts.
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- n. 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.
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- n. a potent carcinogen from the fungus Aspergillus; can be produced and stored for use as a bioweapon
New Latin A(spergillus) flā(vus), species name (aspergillus + Latin flāvus, yellow; see flavo-) + toxin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From (A)spergillus (fla)vus + toxin. (Wiktionary)