patulin

patulin

[pat-yoo-lin, pach-oo-]
noun Pharmacology.
a toxic antibiotic, C 7 H 6 O 4 , derived from various fungi, as Penicillium patulum and Aspergillus clavatus.
Also called clavacin.


Origin:
1940–45; < Neo-Latin patul(um) specific epithet of the fungus (Latin: neuter of patulus patulous) + -in2

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patulin pat·u·lin (pāch'ə-lĭn)
n.
A toxic antibiotic that is derived from the metabolites of certain fungi, such as Aspergillus, Penicillium, and Gymnoascus, and has carcinogenic activity.

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