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 (bŏch′ə-lī′nəm) also bot·u·li·nus (-nəs)
An anaerobic, rod-shaped bacterium (Clostridium botulinum) that secretes botulin and inhabits soils.

[New Latin botulīnum, specific epithet, from Latin botulus, sausage.]

bot′u·li′nal adj.
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Noun1.botulinum - anaerobic bacterium producing botulin the toxin that causes botulism
eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria - a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
genus Clostridium - anaerobic or micro-aerophilic rod-shaped or spindle-shaped saprophytes; nearly cosmopolitan in soil, animal intestines, and dung
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