aflatoxin

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aflatoxin af·la·tox·in (āf'lə-tŏk'sĭn)
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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