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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