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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


aflatoxin  listen  (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.