\ˈɛf tˈuː tˈɒksɪn], \ˈɛf tˈuː tˈɒksɪn], \ˈɛ_f t_ˈuː t_ˈɒ_k_s_ɪ_n]\
Definitions of F2 TOXIN
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(S- (E))-3,4,5,6,8,10-Hexahydro-14,16-dihydroxy-3-methyl-1H-2-benzoxacyclotetradecin-1,7 (8H)-dione. One of a group of compounds known under the general designation of resorcylic acid lactones. Cis, trans, dextro and levo forms have been isolated from the fungus Gibberella zeae (formerly Fusarium graminearum). They have estrogenic activity, cause toxicity in livestock as feed contaminant, and have been used as anabolic or estrogen substitutes.
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