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botulinum

noun bot·u·li·num \ˌbä-chə-ˈlī-nəm\

Definition of BOTULINUM

:  a spore-forming bacterium (Clostridium botulinum) that secretes botulinum toxin
bot·u·li·nal \-ˈlī-nəl\ adjective

Variants of BOTULINUM

bot·u·li·num also bot·u·li·nus \-nəs\

Origin of BOTULINUM

New Latin, from Latin botulus sausage
First Known Use: 1902

botulinum

noun bot·u·li·num \ˌbäch-ə-ˈlī-nəm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BOTULINUM

:  a spore-forming bacterium of the genus Clostridium (C. botulinum) that secretes botulinum toxin
bot·u·li·nal \-ˈlīn-əl\ adjective

Variants of BOTULINUM

bot·u·li·num also bot·u·li·nus \-nəs\

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