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
Iraq also loaded a little-known fungal poison called aflatoxin, which may cause cancer, and it experimented with infectious viruses.
Some synthesize deadly toxins that can cause cancer and other diseases for example, species of Aspergillus produce a carcinogen called aflatoxin, and Fusarium moniliforme produces another called fumonisin.
GOLBERG: This is a guy who weaponized aflatoxin, which is a weapon that has no military value.
Mngadi said the health department was extremely concerned over the effect of long-term exposure to aflatoxin, which is a cancer-causing toxin.
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One type of mycotoxin is aflatoxin, which is most prevalent in corn, cotton, peanuts and tree nuts.
Because of lax or nonexistent regulation, 4.5 billion people in developing countries are chronically exposed to vast amounts of this toxin, called aflatoxin -- often hundreds of times higher than safe levels.
Aspergillus parasiticus, commonly known as aflatoxin, is a carginogenic mold that is found on improperly stored grains and peanuts.
Storing nuts and seeds in their shells and protecting them from heat, moisture, light, and pest damage reduces the chances of oils becoming rancid and prevents the growth of poisonous molds such as aflatoxin (section 2.10).
could have weakened Chavez' immune system by, say, bombarding him with radiation or feeding him foods like corn or bread with high levels of aflatoxin, which is associated with liver cancer.
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