bot·​u·​lin ˈbä-chə-lən How to pronounce botulin (audio)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The amounts of chemical compounds like botulin and lupeol in the tar also suggest a temperature in that range. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, 22 Oct. 2019 In a statement, the U.S. Food and Drink Administration (FDA) said the Death Wish Coffee Co. had determined that the current production process for its 11-oz Death Wish Nitro Cold Brew cans could lead to the growth and production of botulin. Kate Samuelson, Fortune, 22 Sep. 2017

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Word History


probably from New Latin botulinum

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of botulin was in 1878

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Cite this Entry

“Botulin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition



bot·​u·​lin ˈbäch-ə-lən How to pronounce botulin (audio)
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