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a bacterial species that occurs in naturally soured milk, in naturally fermented starchy plant substances, and in soil; formerly considered nonpathogenic, it is now known to include neurotoxin-producing strains; the type species of the genus Clostridium.
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A species in which some strains produce a neurotoxin that causes botulism.
See also: Clostridium
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