botulism
noun Date: 1887 an acute paralytic disease caused by botulinum toxin especially in food

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  • botulism — BOTULÍSM s.n. Toxiinfecţie alimentară provocată de toxina bacilului botulinic. – Din fr. bothulisme. Trimis de valeriu, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  botulísm s. n. Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  BOTULÍSM n. med.… …   Dicționar Român

  • botulism — 1878, from Ger. Botulismus (1878), coined in German from L. botulus sausage (see BOWEL (Cf. bowel)) + ismus suffix of action or state. Sickness first traced to eating tainted sausage …   Etymology dictionary

  • botulism — ► NOUN ▪ a dangerous form of food poisoning caused by a bacterium growing on improperly sterilized foods. ORIGIN German Botulismus, originally sausage poisoning , from Latin botulus sausage …   English terms dictionary

  • botulism — [bäch′ə liz΄əm] n. [Ger botulismus < L botulus, sausage (see BOWEL) + ismus, ISM: so named from Ger cases involving sausages] poisoning resulting from the toxin produced by botulinus bacteria, sometimes found in foods improperly canned or… …   English World dictionary

  • Botulism — DiseaseDisorder infobox Name = Botulism DiseasesDB = 2811 ICD10 = ICD10|A|05|1|a|00 ICD9 = ICD9|005.1 eMedicineSubj = med eMedicineTopic = 238 eMedicine mult = eMedicine2|emerg|64 MedlinePlus = 000598 MeshName = Botulism MeshNumber =… …   Wikipedia

  • botulism — /boch euh liz euhm/, n. Pathol. a sometimes fatal disease of the nervous system acquired from spoiled foods in which botulin is present, esp. improperly canned or marinated foods. [1875 80; < G Botulismus, equiv. to L botul(us) sausage (a source… …   Universalium

  • Botulism — An uncommon but potentially very serious illness, a type of food poisoning, that produces paralysis of muscles, via a nerve toxin called botulinum toxin ( botox ) that is manufactured by bacteria named Clostridium botulinum. There are various… …   Medical dictionary

  • botulism — [19] The fact that Latin botulus was used metaphorically for ‘intestine’ is in this case just a red herring; its principal meaning was ‘sausage’, and it was the discovery of the foodpoisoning germ in cooked meats, such assausages, which led to… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • botulism —   n. sausage poisoning; poisoning by any infected preserved meat.    ♦ botuliform, a. sausage shaped.    ♦ botulinic, n. toxin that causes botulism.    ♦ botulinus n. bacterium that produces botulism.    ♦ botulinic a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • botulism — [19] The fact that Latin botulus was used metaphorically for ‘intestine’ is in this case just a red herring; its principal meaning was ‘sausage’, and it was the discovery of the foodpoisoning germ in cooked meats, such assausages, which led to… …   Word origins

  • botulism — [[t]bɒ̱tʃʊlɪzəm[/t]] N UNCOUNT Botulism is a serious form of food poisoning. [MEDICAL] …   English dictionary

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