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germ warfare

Origin
1935-1940
1935-40
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germ warfare

noun
1.
the military use of disease-spreading bacteria against an enemy Also called bacteriological warfare
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The use of microorganisms in war to injure or destroy humans, animals, or crops. This type of warfare is outlawed by international treaty, but facilities for developing biological weapons exist in some countries. (See bioterrorism and biological warfare.)

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