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  • noun organic chemistry A mycotoxin produced by fungi associated with various cereals


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  • “As veterinary researchers discovered, the mould produced two substances called ochratoxin A and citrinin, which selectively attacked and destroyed a pig’s renal tubules.�?

    —Michael Howell and Peter Ford, The Ghost Disease, and Twelve Other Stories of Detective Work in the Medical Field, (New York: Penguin Books, 1985), 364

    September 11, 2008