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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.
Can You Ace This Quiz About “Compliment” vs. “Complement”?
Take this quiz to see if you really know the difference between “compliment” and “complement"!
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“Compliment” and “complement” had a shared meaning a long time ago, but today they are no longer interchangeable.
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