An antibiotic derived from metabolites of fungi, such as species of Aspergillus, Penicillium, and Gymnoascus; has carcinogenic activity.

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pat·u·lin 'pach-ə-lən n a very toxic colorless crystalline antibiotic C7H6O4 produced by several molds (as Aspergillus clavatus and Penicillium patulum) called also clavacin, claviformin

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pat·u·lin (patґu-lin) a toxic and carcinogenic antibiotic derived from cultures of various fungi, especially Aspergillus and Penicillium; it causes tremor, paralysis, and death in animals that eat contaminated grain products. Called also penicidin.

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