aflatoxin

(A-fluh-TOK-sin)

A harmful substance made by certain types of mold (Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus) that is often found on poorly stored grains and nuts. Consumption of foods contaminated with aflatoxin is a risk factor for primary liver cancer.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "aflatoxin"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "aflatoxina"

Sustancia dañina producida por ciertos tipos de moho (Aspergillus flavus y Aspergillus parasiticus) que se encuentra con frecuencia en granos y nueces mal almacenados. El consumir alimentos contaminados con aflatoxina es un factor de riesgo en el cáncer primario de hígado.