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bot·u·lism

 (bŏch′ə-lĭz′əm)
n.
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.]

botulism

(ˈbɒtjʊˌlɪzəm)
n
(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)

n.
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]

bot·u·lism

(bŏch′ə-lĭz′əm)
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).

botulism

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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.botulism - food poisoning from ingesting botulin; not infectious; affects the CNS; can be fatal if not treated promptly
food poisoning, gastrointestinal disorder - illness caused by poisonous or contaminated food
Translations

botulism

[ˈbɒtjʊlɪzəm] Nbotulismo m

botulism

[ˈbɒtʃʊlɪzəm] nbotulisme m

botulism

botulism

[ˈbɒtjʊˌlɪzəm] nbotulismo

bot·u·lism

n. botulismo, intoxicación ocasionada por la ingestión de alimentos contaminados por Clostridium botulinum que se desarrolla en alimentos que no son propiamente conservados.

botulism

n botulismo
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