botulinum

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noun bot·u·li·num \ˌbä-chə-ˈlī-nəm\

Definition of botulinum

  1. :  a spore-forming bacterium (Clostridium botulinum) that secretes botulinum toxin

botulinal

play \-ˈlī-nəl\ adjective

Variants of botulinum

less commonly

botulinus

play \-nəs\

Origin and Etymology of botulinum

New Latin, from Latin botulus sausage


First Known Use: 1902


Medical Dictionary

botulinum

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noun bot·u·li·num \ˌbäch-ə-ˈlī-nəm\

Medical Definition of botulinum

  1. :  a spore-forming bacterium of the genus Clostridium (C. botulinum) that produces botulinum toxin

botulinal

\-ˈlīn-əl\play adjective

Variants of botulinum

also

botulinus

\-nəs\play

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