botulin definition

  • noun:
    • any one of a number of powerful neurotoxins generated by botulinum and resistant to proteolytic food digestion.
    • a very potent neurological toxin created by the anaerobic germs Clostridium botulinum. Ingesting botulin results in the serious condition of botulism.
    • potent microbial toxin generated by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum that causes botulism; can be utilized as a bioweapon

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