botulinus [boch-uh-lahy-nuh s] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural bot·u·li·nus·es.

  1. a soil bacterium, Clostridium botulinum, that thrives and forms botulin under anaerobic conditions.

Also bot·u·li·num [boch-uh-lahy-nuh m] /ˌbɒtʃ əˈlaɪ nəm/. Origin of botulinus 1895–1900; New Latin: the former specific name, equivalent to Latin botul(us) a sausage (see botulism) + -inus -ine2 Related formsbot·u·li·nal, adjective Examples from the Web for botulinum Contemporary Examples of botulinum

  • Botulinum is the most deadly poison in the world: one gram spread evenly can kill one million people.

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  • British Dictionary definitions for botulinum botulinus noun plural -nuses

    1. an anaerobic bacterium, Clostridium botulinum, whose toxins (botulins) cause botulism: family Bacillaceae

    Word Origin for botulinus C19: from New Latin, from Latin botulus sausage botulinum in Medicine botulinum [bŏch′ə-lī′nəm] n.

    1. An anaerobic, rod-shaped bacterium (Clostridium botulinum) that secretes botulin and inhabits soils.

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