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Botulinum



a soil bacterium, Clostridium botulinum, that thrives and forms botulin under anaerobic conditions.
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noun (pl) -nuses
an anaerobic bacterium, Clostridium botulinum, whose toxins (botulins) cause botulism: family Bacillaceae

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    noun a pharmaceutical formulation of botulin used in minute doses to treat various forms of muscle spasm and for the cosmetic removal of wrinkles See Botox botulinum toxin (bŏch’ə-lī’nəm) Any of several enzymes produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum that are extremely potent neurotoxins. Botulinum toxin interferes with the ability of neurons to release acetylcholine […]

  • Botulinus-toxin

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  • Botulism

    a sometimes fatal disease of the nervous system acquired from spoiled foods in which botulin is present, especially improperly canned or marinated foods. Contemporary Examples The Deadliest Botox Has Arrived Kent Sepkowitz October 17, 2013 The Deadliest Botox Has Arrived Kent Sepkowitz October 17, 2013 Historical Examples Every Step in Canning Grace Viall Gray Food […]

  • Botulism-antitoxin

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