botulin


botulin

botulin [boch-uh-lin] Word Origin noun

  1. the toxin formed by botulinus and causing botulism.

Origin of botulin 1885–90; Latin botul(us) (see botulism) + -in2 British Dictionary definitions for botulin botulin noun

  1. a potent toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum in imperfectly preserved food, etc, causing botulism

Word Origin for botulin C19: from botulinus botulin in Medicine botulin [bŏch′ə-lĭn] n.

  1. botulinus toxin

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