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Meaning of botulism

bot•u•lism

Pronunciation: (boch'u-liz"um), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. a sometimes fatal disease of the nervous system acquired from spoiled foods in which botulin is present, esp. improperly canned or marinated foods.
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