from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An anaerobic, rod-shaped bacterium (Clostridium botulinum) that secretes botulin and inhabits soils.
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- n. An anaerobic soil bacterium, Clostridium botulinum, that secretes the toxin botulin
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- n. anaerobic bacterium producing botulin the toxin that causes botulism
New Latin botulīnum, specific epithet, from Latin botulus, sausage.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)