clostridium botulinum

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Clostridium botulinum Clostridium bot·u·li·num (bŏch'ə-lī'nəm)
n.
A bacterium that occurs widely in nature and is a cause of botulism; its six main types, A to F, are characterized by antigenically distinct but pharmacologically similar, very potent neurotoxins.

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