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aflatoxin

Saltos de línea: af¦la|toxin
Pronunciación: /ˌafləˈtɒksɪn
 
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Definición de aflatoxin en inglés:

sustantivo

Chemistry
Any of a class of toxic compounds produced by certain moulds found in food, which can cause liver damage and cancer.
Example sentences
  • Several varieties of the mould Aspergillus produce a group of carcinogens called aflatoxins, which cause liver injury and cancer.
  • Excessive absorption of the naturally-occurring aflatoxin can lead to liver damage in the long term, said Food and Environmental Hygiene Department officials.
  • The most potent human carcinogen known is the mycotoxin aflatoxin, and it is certainly not an artificial chemical.

Origen

1960s: from elements of the modern Latin taxonomic name (see above) + toxin.

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