botulinal

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botulin +‎ -al

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botulinal (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to botulism or botulin toxins.
    • 1939, Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, volume 40:
      Two phases are differentiated in botulinal intoxication.
    • 2002, Ann E. Larson, Comparison of methods to evaluate the botulinal safety of foods, page 8:
      Although models can predict the potential for growth and toxin production in a food, a challenge study is the most direct method for evaluating the botulinal safety of a heat- processed or minimally-processed refrigerated or shelf-stable food.
    • 2013, Alfred S. Evans, Bacterial Infections of Humans: Epidemiology and Control[1], page 141:
      The mouse inoculation assay is currently the most sensitive, specific, and commonly used method for detecting botulinal toxin.

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