Definition of botulinum
: a spore-forming bacterium (Clostridium botulinum) that secretes botulinum toxin
botulinalplay \-ˈlī-nəl\ adjective
Recent Examples of botulinum from the Web
Some, such as botulinum and staphylococcus, produce a potent toxin that does the damage.
Botulism is a potent neurotoxin produced by the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum.
Moreover, the person did not heat the potatoes after removing them from the can, a step that can inactivate the botulinum toxin, the researchers said.
If botulism is diagnosed quickly, doctors can give patients a treatment called botulinum antitoxin, which halts the action of the toxin circulating in the blood, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
It's produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and sometimes by strains of Clostridium butyricum and Clostridium baratii.
C. botulinum spores are commonly found on the surfaces of seafood and most fruits and vegetables.
The Type A strain of botulinum toxin found in the nacho cheese is the same type that is cultivated for biological weapons.
Botulism is a rare illness caused by nerve toxins released by a bacteria called Clostridium botulinum, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Origin and Etymology of botulinum
New Latin, from Latin botulus sausage
First Known Use: 1916See Words from the same year
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