trichothecene [trahy-kuh-thee-sin] Word Origin noun

  1. any of a group of toxins derived from various imperfect fungi, as of the genera Fusarium and Trichothecium.

Origin of trichothecene 1970–75; New Latin Trichothec(ium) genus name (see tricho-, thecium) + -ene Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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