biological war fare

biological warfare

noun
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:
1945–50

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

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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 definition


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

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