Definition of mycotoxin in English:



  • Any toxic substance produced by a fungus.

    ‘Rarely, some molds produce toxic substances called mycotoxins.’
    • ‘The insect-resistance gene discourages the build up of mycotoxins, potentially dangerous toxins that are probable human carcinogens, in corn.’
    • ‘They produce lots of toxins, called mycotoxins, which can contaminate our food.’
    • ‘Many molds are capable of producing compounds called mycotoxins which are toxic to other organisms, including people.’
    • ‘Numerous other species of mold and mildew are also toxic, and many mycotoxins are known carcenogens.’



/ˌmīkōˈtäks(ə)n/ /ˌmaɪkoʊˈtɑks(ə)n/