botulin botulin

Definition(s):

  • (n) potent bacterial toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum that causes botulism; can be used as a bioweapon

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Usage(s):

  1. The germs produce botulin only under airless conditions, are hard to kill even by boiling.
  2. Since five types of botulin bacteria produce different brands of poison, five kinds of antitoxin are needed.
  3. On the other hand, plutonium, even in tiny quantities, is searingly radioactive and ranks with botulin toxin as one of the world's most poisonous substances.

News

  • Botulism victim survives paralyzation, will run in Dipsea on Sunday

    MICHAEL CHRISTY beat booze. He kicked cocaine. He refused reefer.Little did he know — 11 years into a clean and sober life — a microscopic toxin called botulin would prove far more life-threatening than any of the many drugs he had used and abused for nearly a quarter of a century.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Marin Independent Journal

Quotes

  • DINE agents "were assigned to the most high-profile cases, like my father's death or the murder of trade union leader Tucapel Jiménez, and the killings by sarin nerve gas, botulin, anthrax and other products that that crazy genius, Berríos,...
    on Aug 18, 2004 By: Carmen Frei Source: Inter Press Service (subscription)

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