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

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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, "Neanderthal glue was a bigger deal than we thought," 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, "A Coffee Called ‘Death Wish’ Has Been Recalled Because It Actually Might Kill You," 22 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of botulin

1878, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for botulin

probably from New Latin botulinum

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“Botulin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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