botulinus botulinus

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. Several contain enough botulinus toxin to wipe out the entire population of Los Angeles.
  2. The poison which causes botulism is produced by the Bacillus botulinus, which flourishes only where there is no air, as inside a sealed jar or can.
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