biological warfare

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biological warfare

n.
Warfare in which biological weapons are used. Also called biowarfare.

biological warfare

n
(Military) the use of living organisms or their toxic products to induce death or incapacity in humans and animals and damage to plant crops, etc. Abbreviation: BW

biolog′ical war′fare


n.
the use in war of pathogenic organisms or toxins to disable an enemy or destroy resources.
[1945–50]

biological warfare

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.biological warfare - the use of bacteria or viruses or toxins to destroy men and animals or foodbiological warfare - the use of bacteria or viruses or toxins to destroy men and animals or food
war, warfare - the waging of armed conflict against an enemy; "thousands of people were killed in the war"
bacteriological warfare, germ warfare - the use of harmful bacteria as a weapon
Translations
حَرْب بيولوجيه
biologická válka
biologisk krigsførelse
baktériumháború
sÿklahernaîur
biologická vojna
biyolojik savaş

biology

(baiˈolədʒi) noun
the science of living things. human biology; (also adjective) a biology lesson.
bioˈlogical (-ˈlo-) adjective
bioˈlogically (-ˈlo-) adverb
biˈologist noun
biological warfare
the use of germs as a weapon.
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We have received reports saying that the ISIL has gained the tools and know-how for the limited production of biological weapons which have, of course, been damaged during the war fortunately," Jalali said, addressing a forum in Tehran on Tuesday.
org/2015/07/mhanham070915/) The belief that North Korea had the ability to manufacture biological weapons has gone back several years, but some officials have cast doubt on whether the regime has actively pursued biological weapons.
Tahmina Janjua stressed the need for restoring balance in the implementation of Chemical and Biological Weapons Conventions.
It now appears that at the time of the invasion the United States military was woefully unready to deal with biological weapons had they been used against them.
Corruption that could lead to the international proliferation of biological weapons is of global concern" (p.
Hitler repeatedly and strictly ordered that biological weapons should not be used, even for defensive purposes," Reinhardt told Smithsonian.
Unlike chemical weapons, which utilize chemical agents to poison victims, biological weapons make use of diseases, toxins and other contagious agents.
Such contributions are necessary if the UN is to be able to transform the ambitious political goals of international agreements to counter the use of biological weapons into concrete results.
More than 167 nations have signed the United Nations Biological Weapons Convention.
The Biological Weapons Convention prohibits the development, production,
He describes the national security implications of the potential use of biological weapons by state actors as well as those with no state affiliation.
The visit comes to participate in the 2010 Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) Meeting of Experts that will be held at the United Nations Office at Geneva from 23 to 27 August.

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