Definition of botulinum
: a spore-forming bacterium (Clostridium botulinum) that secretes botulinum toxin
botulinalplay \-ˈlī-nəl\ adjective
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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).
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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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