- 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' .
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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 — [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 —  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 —  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