bot·u·li·num (bŏch'ə-līʹnəm) also bot·u·li·nus (-nəs) n.
An anaerobic, rod-shaped bacterium (Clostridium botulinum) that secretes botulin and inhabits soils.
  [New Latin botulīnum, specific epithet, from Latin botulus, sausage.]   bot'u·liʹnal adj.

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