follow Dictionary.com

Why turkey has the same name as Turkey

botulinus

[boch-uh-lahy-nuh s] /ˌbɒtʃ əˈlaɪ nəs/
noun, plural botulinuses.
1.
a soil bacterium, Clostridium botulinum, that thrives and forms botulin under anaerobic conditions.
Also, botulinum
[boch-uh-lahy-nuh m] /ˌbɒtʃ əˈlaɪ nəm/ (Show IPA)
.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; < Neo-Latin: the former specific name, equivalent to Latin botul(us) a sausage (see botulism) + -inus -ine2
Related forms
botulinal, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for botulinus
  • Detection of potential botulinus-toxin producing areas in western duck marshes, with suggestions for control.
British Dictionary definitions for botulinus

botulinus

/ˌbɒtjʊˈlaɪnəs/
noun (pl) -nuses
1.
an anaerobic bacterium, Clostridium botulinum, whose toxins (botulins) cause botulism: family Bacillaceae
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from Latin botulus sausage
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

Word of the Day

Word Value for botulinus

0
16
Scrabble Words With Friends