aflatoxin

Pronunciation:(A-fluh-TOK-sin)

Definition: 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.Cancer.govPatient

aflatoxinaSustancia dañina producida por ciertos tipos de moho (Aspergillus flavus y Aspergillus parasiticus) que se encuentra con frecuencia en granos y frutos secos mal almacenados. El consumo de alimentos contaminados con aflatoxina es un factor de riesgo del cáncer primario de hígado.Cancer.govPatient Date last modified: 2007-04-06