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A severe, sometimes fatal food poisoning caused by ingestion of food containing botulin and characterized by nausea, vomiting, disturbed vision, muscular weakness, and fatigue.
[German Botulismus, from Latin botulus, sausage.]
(Pathology) severe poisoning from ingestion of botulin, which affects the central nervous system producing difficulty in swallowing, visual disturbances, and respiratory paralysis: often fatal
[C19: first formed as German Botulismus literally: sausage poisoning, from Latin botulus sausage]
bot•u•lism(ˈbɒtʃ əˌlɪz əm)
a disease of the nervous system acquired from spoiled foods in which botulin is present, esp. improperly canned foods.
[1875–80; < German Botulismus < Latin botul(us) sausage]
A severe, sometimes fatal food poisoning caused by eating food infected with a bacterium that produces a powerful nerve toxin. The bacterium grows in food that has been improperly preserved. ♦ The nerve toxin produced by this bacterium is called botulin (bŏch′ə-lĭn).
a disease of the nervous system caused by botulin developments in spoiled foods eaten by animals and man; a variety of bacterial food poisoning.See also: Poison
a toxic condition caused by a neurotoxin in improperly canned or preserved food.See also: Food and Nutrition
botulism[ˈbɒtjʊlɪzəm] N → botulismo m
botulism[ˈbɒtʃʊlɪzəm] n → botulisme m
botulism[ˈbɒtjʊˌlɪzəm] n → botulismo
n. botulismo, intoxicación ocasionada por la ingestión de alimentos contaminados por Clostridium botulinum que se desarrolla en alimentos que no son propiamente conservados.