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botulin

[ boch-uh-lin ]

noun

  1. the toxin formed by botulinus and causing botulism.


botulin

/ ˈbɒtjʊlɪn /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of botulin1

1885–90; < Latin botul ( us ) ( botulism ) + -in 2
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Word History and Origins

Origin of botulin1

C19: from botulinus

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