- a sometimes fatal disease of the nervous system acquired from spoiled foods in which botulin is present, especially improperly canned or marinated foods.
Origin of botulism
Examples from the Web for botulism
Contemporary Examples of 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.
Historical Examples of botulism
Thus far the best-known examples of poisoning by the products of micro-organisms are botulism and ergotism.Food Poisoning
Edwin Oakes Jordan
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
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.
- severe poisoning from ingestion of botulin, which affects the central nervous system producing difficulty in swallowing, visual disturbances, and respiratory paralysis: often fatal
Word Origin for botulism
- A severe, sometimes fatal food poisoning caused by ingestion of a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum in improperly canned or preserved food and characterized by nausea, vomiting, disturbed vision, and paralysis.
- 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.