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biological warfare

warfare that makes use of bacteria, viruses, toxins, etc., to disable or destroy people, domestic animals, and food crops.
Abbreviation: B.W.
Also called biowarfare, germ warfare.
Origin of biological warfare
1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for biological warfare

biological warfare

the use of living organisms or their toxic products to induce death or incapacity in humans and animals and damage to plant crops, etc BW
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biological warfare in Medicine

biological warfare n.
The use of disease-producing microorganisms, toxic biological products, or organic biocides to cause death or injury to humans, animals, or plants.

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biological warfare in Culture

biological warfare definition

The use of biological agents as weapons in warfare. Also called germ warfare.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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