a sometimes fatal disease of the nervous system acquired from spoiled foods in which botulin is present, especially improperly canned or marinated foods.
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How to use botulism in a sentence
A study conducted by Carolina Lúquez, Leslie Edwards, Chelsey Griffin and Jeremy Sobel at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that, between 2001 and 2017, home-canned foods accounted for 29 percent of total botulism cases.I found an old-school technique to conquer my jam fears. Then I tried to figure out if it’s safe. | Charlotte Druckman | August 26, 2021 | Washington Post
Each of these ingredients serves an important purpose, whether it’s to help bind the meat, flavor it, to prevent rancidity, or to keep out botulism spores.
Bon Appétit removed the video segment from its platforms over the weekend after experts pointed out that the method depicted on the show was dangerous and could result in the growth of the potentially deadly bacteria that causes botulism.Bon Appétit takes down a ‘dangerous’ video on canning seafood after experts warn of botulism risk | Emily Heil | February 2, 2021 | Washington Post
In fact Botulinum Toxin is a lethal substance that can cause botulism, a life-threatening illness.Nicole Kidman Botox Insanity: Why All Women Lose Out When We Obsess Over Stars’ Faces | Emma Woolf | May 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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.
To regard every can as a source of botulism is worse than regarding every dog as a source of hydrophobia.Every Step in Canning | Grace Viall Gray
It should be clearly understood that botulism is one of the very rare maladies.Every Step in Canning | Grace Viall Gray
Professor Stiles has given a graphic description of his own attack of probable botulism due in all likelihood to minced chicken.
So far as can be learned the meat that has caused botulism has always come from perfectly sound animals.
Thus far the best-known examples of poisoning by the products of micro-organisms are botulism and ergotism.
British Dictionary definitions for botulism
severe poisoning from ingestion of botulin, which affects the central nervous system producing difficulty in swallowing, visual disturbances, and respiratory paralysis: often fatal
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Scientific definitions for botulism
A severe, sometimes fatal food poisoning caused by eating food infected with the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, which produces botulinum toxin. The bacterium grows in food that has been improperly preserved.
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Cultural definitions for botulism
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