botulinus

[ boch-uh-lahy-nuh s ]
/ ˌbɒtʃ əˈlaɪ nəs /
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noun, plural bot·u·li·nus·es.

a soil bacterium, Clostridium botulinum, that thrives and forms botulin under anaerobic conditions.

Nearby words

  1. bottrop,
  2. botts dots,
  3. botulin,
  4. botulinum,
  5. botulinum toxin,
  6. botulinus toxin,
  7. botulism,
  8. botulism antitoxin,
  9. botvinnik,
  10. bouaké

Also bot·u·li·num [boch-uh-lahy-nuh m] /ˌbɒtʃ əˈlaɪ nəm/.

Origin of botulinus

1895–1900; < New Latin: the former specific name, equivalent to Latin botul(us) a sausage (see botulism) + -inus -ine2

Related formsbot·u·li·nal, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for botulinum

botulinus

/ (ˌbɒtjʊˈlaɪnəs) /

noun plural -nuses

an anaerobic bacterium, Clostridium botulinum, whose toxins (botulins) cause botulism: family Bacillaceae

Word Origin for botulinus

C19: from New Latin, from Latin botulus sausage

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Medicine definitions for botulinum

botulinum

[ bŏch′ə-līnəm ]

n.

An anaerobic, rod-shaped bacterium (Clostridium botulinum) that secretes botulin and inhabits soils.

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