Definition of Botulin

1. Noun. Potent bacterial toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum that causes botulism; can be used as a bioweapon.

Exact synonyms: Botulinus Toxin, Botulismotoxin
Generic synonyms: Bioarm, Biological Weapon, Bioweapon, Bacterial Toxin
Derivative terms: Botulinal

Definition of Botulin

1. Noun. An extremely potent nerve toxin produced by the anaerobic bacteria ''Clostridium botulinum''. Ingesting botulin results in the serious medical condition of botulism. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Botulin

1. a nerve poison [n -S]

Medical Definition of Botulin

1. A very strong poison which affects the nervous system, made by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. The poison causes the food poisoning known as botulism. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Botulin

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bottomonium
bottomoniums
bottomries
bottomry
bottoms
bottoms up
bottomy
bottonium
bottony
botts
botty
botty burp
botty burps
botuliform
botulin (current term)
botulinal
botulinic
botulinogenic
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botulinum
botulinum antitoxin
botulinum toxin
botulinum toxin A
botulinum toxin type a
botulinum toxins
botulinums
botulinus
botulinus toxin
botulinuses

Literary usage of Botulin

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1. National Symposium on Medical and Public Health Response to Bioterrorism edited by Joseph E. McDade (1999)
"They cultured and experimented with botulin toxin, anthrax, cholera, ... As early as April 1990, the cult had tried to release botulin toxin from a vehicle ..."

2. Microbiology: A Text-book of Microörganisms, General and Applied by Charles E. Marshall (1921)
"Unlike these other toxins, however, botulin (the botulinus toxin) is actively ... botulin, like the tetanus toxin, has a strong avidity for nerve tissue. ..."

3. Jahresbericht über die Fortschritte der Tier-chemie: Oder der edited by Richard L. Maly, M. von Nencki, Rudolf Andreasch, Karl Spiro (1903)
"... von botulin 739. — u. Cassin, 25. Aktive Wirk, der Darmschleimhaut ... Urin auf die Wärmebild. *423. — u. Claude, H., 28. botulin u. ..."

4. The Races of Europe: A Sociological Study (Lowell Institute Lectures) by William Zebina Ripley (1899)
"... along the Mediterranean is assured.f The mortality of soldiers and sailors in Algeria was seventy-seven pro mille from 1837 to 1848, so that botulin, ..."

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