a soil bacterium, Clostridium botulinum, that thrives and forms botulin under anaerobic conditions.
- Also bot·u·li·num [boch-uh-lahy-nuhm]. /ˌbɒtʃ əˈlaɪ nəm/.
- bot·u·li·nal, adjective
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How to use botulinus in a sentence
Guinea-pigs and mice are very susceptible to infection by B. botulinus by this method; rabbits less so.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique | John William Henry Eyre
Next to nothing is known as to how widely B. botulinus is distributed.Food Poisoning | Edwin Oakes Jordan
So you see, there is nothing at all alarming about that frightful sounding word "botulinus."
The fear of getting botulinus bacteria from eating canned meat is just a "bug-a-boo."
This "flat-sour" is not harmful and must not be confused with "botulinus," which is harmful.
British Dictionary definitions for botulinus
an anaerobic bacterium, Clostridium botulinum, whose toxins (botulins) cause botulism: family Bacillaceae
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