Translation of aflatoxin in Spanish:

aflatoxin

aflatoxina, n.

Pronunciation /ˌæfləˈtɑksən/ /ˌafləˈtɒksɪn/

noun

  • 1

    aflatoxina feminine
    • 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.
    • Staple foods in the developing world, particularly maize and groundnuts, are often contaminated with aflatoxins, metabolites of Aspergillus species.
    • One family of mycotoxins, the aflatoxins, are carcinogenic and immunotoxic and cause growth retardation in animals.