botulinum botulinum

Definition(s):

  • (n) anaerobic bacterium producing botulin the toxin that causes botulism

Usage(s):

  1. In my 11 years there, they never once asked for my botulinum toxin records.
  2. Now it admits that there were five secret facilities producing a large stockpile of anthrax and botulinum toxin as well as three other types of poisons.
  3. And Saddam has produced anthrax in large amounts, along with botulinum, a poison that kills by paralyzing the victim, and aflatoxin, a carcinogen.

News

Quotes

  1. During his 2003 address, President Bush told the nation that Saddam Hussein "had biological weapons sufficient to produce over 25,000 liters of anthrax", "materials sufficient to produce more than 38,000 liters of botulinum toxin", "as...
    on Jan 27, 2006 By: President Bush Source: Common Dreams (press release)

  2. Clinton said at the time, "there were substantial quantities of botulinum and aflatoxin, as I recall, some bioagents" in addition to some "chemical agents" such as VX and ricin that were "unaccounted for."
    on Apr 28, 2009 By: Bill Clinton Source: Baxter Bulletin

  3. Secretary Colin Powell said: "We know that Iraq has at least seven of these mobile biological agent factories. Ladies and gentlemen, these are sophisticated facilities. For example, they can produce anthrax and botulinum toxin. In fact, they can...
    on Mar 5, 2004 By: Colin Powell Source: CBS News

Word of the Day
forsake forsake
/fɔr ˈseɪk /