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botulin

[boch-uh-lin]
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noun
  1. the toxin formed by botulinus and causing botulism.

Origin of botulin

1885–90; < Latin botul(us) (see botulism) + -in2
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British Dictionary definitions for botulin

botulin

noun
  1. a potent toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum in imperfectly preserved food, etc, causing botulism

Word Origin

C19: from botulinus
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botulin in Medicine

botulin

(bŏchə-lĭn)
n.
  1. botulinus toxin