from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several potent neurotoxins produced by botulinum and resistant to proteolytic digestion.
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- n. An extremely potent nerve toxin produced by the anaerobic bacteria Clostridium botulinum. Ingesting botulin results in the serious medical condition of botulism.
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- n. potent bacterial toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum that causes botulism; can be used as a bioweapon
Latin botulus, sausage (a common source of contamination) + -in.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)