botulism


botulism

botulism [boch-uh-liz-uh m] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for botulism on Thesaurus.com noun Pathology.

  1. a sometimes fatal disease of the nervous system acquired from spoiled foods in which botulin is present, especially improperly canned or marinated foods.

Origin of botulism 1875–80; German Botulismus, equivalent to Latin botul(us) sausage (a source of botulin toxin) + -ismus -ism Related Words for botulism botulism, salmonella Examples from the Web for botulism Contemporary Examples of botulism

  • Indeed, more than a million doses of botulism antiserum were prepared (PDF) for D-Day soldiers invading Normandy Beach.

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    Kent Sepkowitz

    October 18, 2013

  • Botulism is caused by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, a hardy anaerobe.

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  • Historical Examples of botulism

  • Thus far the best-known examples of poisoning by the products of micro-organisms are botulism and ergotism.

    Food Poisoning

    Edwin Oakes Jordan

  • This may take place with other kinds of flesh, and is known as botulism, or allantiasis.

    A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2)

    David Starr Jordan

  • To regard every can as a source of botulism is worse than regarding every dog as a source of hydrophobia.

    Every Step in Canning

    Grace Viall Gray

  • It should be clearly understood that botulism is one of the very rare maladies.

    Every Step in Canning

    Grace Viall Gray

  • British Dictionary definitions for botulism botulism noun

    1. severe poisoning from ingestion of botulin, which affects the central nervous system producing difficulty in swallowing, visual disturbances, and respiratory paralysis: often fatal

    Word Origin for botulism C19: first formed as German Botulismus literally: sausage poisoning, from Latin botulus sausage Word Origin and History for botulism n.

    1878, from German Botulismus (1878), coined in German from Latin botulus “sausage” (see bowel) + -ismus suffix of action or state (see -ism). Sickness first traced to eating tainted sausage (sausage poisoning was an old name for it).

    botulism in Medicine botulism [bŏch′ə-lĭz′əm] n.

    1. A severe, sometimes fatal food poisoning caused by ingestion of a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum in improperly canned or preserved food and characterized by nausea, vomiting, disturbed vision, and paralysis.

    botulism in Science botulism [bŏch′ə-lĭz′əm]

    1. A severe, sometimes fatal food poisoning caused by eating food infected with the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, which produces botulinum toxin. The bacterium grows in food that has been improperly preserved.

    botulism in Culture botulism [(boch-uh-liz-uhm)]

    A severe form of food poisoning, often fatal if not treated quickly. Botulism is caused by a kind of bacterium that produces a toxin, and it is sometimes present in improperly canned or preserved foods.

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