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Date: 1800-1900
Language: German
Origin: botulismus, from Latin botulus 'sausage'; because the bacteria were first found in sausages and other cooked meats

botulism

noun
     
Related topics: Illness and Disability
bot‧u‧lis‧m [uncountable]
MI serious food poisoning caused by bacteria in preserved meat and vegetables

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