Definición de botulism en inglés:


Saltos de línea: botu|lism
Pronunciación: /ˈbɒtjʊlɪz(ə)m


[mass noun]
  • Food poisoning caused by a bacterium growing on improperly sterilized tinned meats and other preserved foods.
    • The bacterium is Clostridium botulinum
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • Dr Edmiston explained how anthrax, smallpox variola virus, botulism, and pneumonic plague fit the criteria.
    • Other infectious diseases that pose a threat include plague, tularemia, botulism and tuberculosis.
    • And he took the observation that with the food poisoning called botulism, one of the first symptoms was crossed eyes, or drooping of the lids.


late 19th century: from German Botulismus, originally 'sausage poisoning', from Latin botulus 'sausage'.

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