Origin of botulism
Examples from the Web for botulism
Indeed, more than a million doses of botulism antiserum were prepared (PDF) for D-Day soldiers invading Normandy Beach.
Botulism is caused by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, a hardy anaerobe.
This may take place with other kinds of flesh, and is known as botulism, or allantiasis.A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2)|David Starr Jordan
Thus far the best-known examples of poisoning by the products of micro-organisms are botulism and ergotism.Food Poisoning|Edwin Oakes Jordan
It should be clearly understood that botulism is one of the very rare maladies.
To regard every can as a source of botulism is worse than regarding every dog as a source of hydrophobia.
British Dictionary definitions for botulism
Word Origin for botulism
Word Origin and History for botulism
1878, from German Botulismus (1878), coined in German from Latin botulus "sausage" (see bowel) + -ismus suffix of action or state (see -ism). Sickness first traced to eating tainted sausage (sausage poisoning was an old name for it).
Medicine definitions for botulism
Science definitions for botulism
Culture definitions for botulism
A severe form of food poisoning, often fatal if not treated quickly. Botulism is caused by a kind of bacterium that produces a toxin, and it is sometimes present in improperly canned or preserved foods.