botulin

[boch-uh-lin]
noun
the toxin formed by botulinus and causing botulism.

Origin:
1885–90; < Latin botul(us) (see botulism) + -in2

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botulin (ˈbɒtjʊlɪn)
 
n
a potent toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum in imperfectly preserved food, etc, causing botulism
 
[C19: from botulinus]

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

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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.
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