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View in Spanish: Aflatoxina

Aflatoxin (A-fluh-TOK-sin)
A harmful substance made by certain types of mold ( and ) that is often found on poorly stored grains and nuts. Consumption of foods contaminated with aflatoxin is a risk factor for primary liver cancer.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.