botulinum

noun bot·u·li·num \ ˌbä-chə-ˈlī-nəm \
variants: or less commonly botulinus play \-nəs\

Definition of botulinum

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

botulinal

play \-ˈlī-nᵊl\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of botulinum

New Latin, from Latin botulus sausage


Medical Dictionary

botulinum

noun bot·u·li·num \ ˌbäch-ə-ˈlī-nəm \
variants: also botulinus play \-nəs\

medical Definition of botulinum

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

botulinal

play \-ˈlīn-ᵊl\ adjective

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