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Any of several enzymes that are produced by botulinum bacteria and induce the paralysis of botulism by interfering with the ability of neurons to release acetylcholine at nerve-muscle junctures. Botulin is used as an antispasmodic and a treatment for wrinkles by paralyzing facial muscles. Also called botulinum toxin.
[Latin botulus, sausage (a common source of contamination) + -in.]
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(Microbiology) a potent toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum in imperfectly preserved food, etc, causing botulism
[C19: from botulinus]
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bot•u•lin(ˈbɒtʃ ə lɪn)
the toxin formed by botulinus and causing botulism.
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|Noun||1.||botulin - potent bacterial toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum that causes botulism; can be used as a bioweapon|
bioarm, biological weapon, bioweapon - any weapon usable in biological warfare; "they feared use of the smallpox virus as a bioweapon"
bacterial toxin - any endotoxin or exotoxin formed in or elaborated by bacterial cells
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n. botulina, toxina causante del botulismo.
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