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

Examples of botulin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The sausage production process creates a warm, moist, anaerobic environment ideal for Clostridium botulinum, the bacterium that produces the botulin toxin. Leeaundra Keany, Discover Magazine, 14 Sep. 2011 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 May. 2024.

Medical Definition


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