The intentional or threatened use of viruses, bacteria, fungi, or toxins from living organisms to produce death or disease in humans, animals, and plants.
Microbiology. Aard_Wark . 2009.
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bioterrorism — [bī΄ō ter′ər iz΄əm] n. terrorism using deadly microorganisms, toxins, etc. bioterrorist n., adj. * * * bi·o·ter·ror·ism (bī ō tĕrʹə rĭz əm) n. The use of biological agents, such as pathogenic organisms or agricultural pests, for terrorist… … Universalium
bioterrorism — also bio terrorism, by 1997, from BIO (Cf. bio ) + TERRORISM (Cf. terrorism). Related: Bioterrorist … Etymology dictionary
bioterrorism — [bī΄ō ter′ər iz΄əm] n. terrorism using deadly microorganisms, toxins, etc. bioterrorist n., adj … English World dictionary
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bioterrorism — [[t]ba͟ɪoʊte̱rərɪzəm[/t]] also bio terrorism N UNCOUNT Bioterrorism is terrorism that involves the use of biological weapons. ...the threat of bioterrorism. Derived words: bioterrorist [[t]ba͟ɪoʊte̱rərɪst[/t]] plural N COUNT oft N n ...the war… … English dictionary
bioterrorism — noun Date: 1991 terrorism involving the use of biological weapons • bioterrorist adjective or noun … New Collegiate Dictionary
bioterrorism — noun Terrorism that involves biological weapons or agents. See Also: bioterrorist … Wiktionary
Bioterrorism — Terrorism using biologic agents. Biological diseases and the agents that might be used for terrorism have been listed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the CDC). The list includes a sizable number of select agents potential… … Medical dictionary
bioterrorism — n. terrorism using biological warfare; use of biological agents in terrorism … English contemporary dictionary
bioterrorism — [ˌbʌɪəʊ tɛrərɪz(ə)m] noun the use of infectious agents or other harmful biological or biochemical substances as weapons of terrorism. Derivatives bioterrorist noun … English new terms dictionary