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English definition of “botulism”

botulism

noun [U] uk   /ˈbɒt.jʊ.lɪ.zəm/ us    /ˈbɑː.tʃə-/
a serious type of food poisoning caused by bacteria in badly preserved foodBacteria, moulds, germs and virusesPoisoning and allergy
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