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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
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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
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botulin in Medicine

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

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