follow Dictionary.com

How do you spell Hannukah?

botulin

[boch-uh-lin] /ˈbɒtʃ ə lɪn/
noun
1.
the toxin formed by botulinus and causing botulism.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < Latin botul(us) (see botulism) + -in2
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for botulin
  • Botulism is a rare but serious paralytic illness caused by a nerve toxin called botulin.
  • botulin toxin has been used to treat individuals with frequent or chronic migraines.
British Dictionary definitions for botulin

botulin

/ˈbɒtjʊlɪn/
noun
1.
a potent toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum in imperfectly preserved food, etc, causing botulism
Word Origin
C19: from botulinus
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
botulin in Medicine

botulin bot·u·lin (bŏch'ə-lĭn)
n.
See botulinus toxin.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for botulin

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for botulin

9
13
Scrabble Words With Friends