biowarfare

[bahy-oh-wawr-fair]

Origin:
1965–70; bio- + warfare

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Main Entry:  biowarfare
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  any attempt at mass destruction using a biological agent or pathogen such as bacteria or a virus that is harmful to living beings and vegetation; also called biowar, germ warfare
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Before that time, the use of biowarfare depended on an existing epidemic.
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