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botulinum Syllabification: bot·u·li·num
Pronunciation: /ˌbäCHəˈlīnəm/

Definition of botulinum in English:


A rod-shaped bacterium that produces botulin.
  • Clostridium botulinum
Example sentences
  • It is also unclear whether the vial contained the bacteria botulinum, from which the toxin is drawn, or the toxin itself, as Mr Kay claimed in interviews over the weekend.
  • Botulism is a muscle-paralyzing disease caused by a nerve toxin made by a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum.
  • Clostridium (meaning spindle shaped bacterium) botulinum comes from the soil and makes spores (survival packages) that are very hard to destroy.
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