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stachybotryotoxicosis

Pronunciation: stak'e-bot're-o-tok'si-ko'sis

Definition: A type of mycotoxicosis seen in horses and cattle following ingestion of hay and fodder overgrown by the fungus Stachybotrys atra; may also occur in humans exposed to hay either by inhalation or by absorbing the toxin through the skin; manifested by skin rash, pharyngitis, and mild leukopenia.

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