botulism

[ boch-uh-liz-uh m ]SEE DEFINITION OF botulism

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Thus far the best-known examples of poisoning by the products of micro-organisms are botulism and ergotism.

This may take place with other kinds of flesh, and is known as botulism, or allantiasis.

To regard every can as a source of botulism is worse than regarding every dog as a source of hydrophobia.

It should be clearly understood that botulism is one of the very rare maladies.

WORD ORIGIN

1878, from German Botulismus (1878), coined in German from Latin botulus "sausage" (see bowel) + -ismus suffix of action or state (see -ism). Sickness first traced to eating tainted sausage (sausage poisoning was an old name for it).

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food poisoning

nounpoisoning caused by eating food
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