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Clostridium botulinum

[ bŏch′ə-līnəm ]
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n.
A bacterium that occurs widely in nature and is a cause of botulism; its six main types, A to F, are characterized by antigenically distinct but pharmacologically similar, very potent neurotoxins.
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