botulinum

botulinus

[boch-uh-lahy-nuhs]
noun, plural botulinuses.
a soil bacterium, Clostridium botulinum, that thrives and forms botulin under anaerobic conditions.
Also, botulinum [boch-uh-lahy-nuhm] .


Origin:
1895–1900; < Neo-Latin: the former specific name, equivalent to Latin botul(us) a sausage (see botulism) + -inus -ine2

botulinal, adjective
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botulinus (ˌbɒtjʊˈlaɪnəs)
 
n , pl -nuses
an anaerobic bacterium, Clostridium botulinum, whose toxins (botulins) cause botulism: family Bacillaceae
 
[C19: from New Latin, from Latin botulus sausage]

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botulinum bot·u·li·num (bŏch'ə-lī'nəm) or bot·u·li·nus (-nəs)
n.
An anaerobic, rod-shaped bacterium (Clostridium botulinum) that secretes botulin and inhabits soils.

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