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Medical Dictionary


noun bot·u·li·num \ˌbäch-ə-ˈlī-nəm\

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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