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A soil bacterium (Bacillus thuringiensis) that produces proteins toxic to certain insects. It has been used as an insecticide, and genes for the toxins have been incorporated into genetically modified crop plants to control insect pests.
[From New Latin B(acillus) t(huringiēnsis), species name.]
Bachelor of Theology
the internet domain name for
(Computer Science) Bhutan
(Telecommunications) British Telecom
[C20: shortened from telecommunications]