vomitoxin

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of vomit +‎ toxin, named for the emesis it causes in livestock which eat contaminated grain.

Noun[edit]

vomitoxin (plural vomitoxins)

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  1. A mycotoxin, a type B trichothecene that occurs predominantly in grains.

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References[edit]

  • Saunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary, 3 ed. 2007