bioweapon


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bi·o·wea·pon

 (bī′ō-wĕp′ən)

bioweapon

(ˈbaɪəʊˌwɛpən)
n
(Military) a living organism or a toxic product manufactured from it, used to kill or incapacitate
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bioweapon - any weapon usable in biological warfarebioweapon - any weapon usable in biological warfare; "they feared use of the smallpox virus as a bioweapon"
anthrax bacillus, Bacillus anthracis - a species of bacillus that causes anthrax in humans and in animals (cattle and swine and sheep and rabbits and mice and guinea pigs); can be used a bioweapon
clostridium perfringens - anaerobic Gram-positive rod bacterium that produces epsilon toxin; can be used as a bioweapon
W.M.D., weapon of mass destruction, WMD - a weapon that kills or injures civilian as well as military personnel (nuclear and chemical and biological weapons)
aflatoxin - a potent carcinogen from the fungus Aspergillus; can be produced and stored for use as a bioweapon
botulin, botulinus toxin, botulismotoxin - potent bacterial toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum that causes botulism; can be used as a bioweapon
SEB, staphylococcal enterotoxin B - a form of staphylococcal enterotoxin that has been used as an incapacitating agent in biological warfare
Translations

bioweapon

[ˈbaɪəʊˌwepən] Narma f biológica

bioweapon

bio-weapon [ˈbaɪəʊwɛpən] narme f biologique

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Since the First World War, ricin has had a frightening reputation as a bioweapon.
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It featured reptiles smuggled onto an airplane as an unusual bioweapon of mass destruction.
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The New Scientist report validates our long held belief that bioweapon countermeasures must be able to cross the boundaries of multiple bioterror threats, regardless of genetic modification", stated Aethlon CEO, James A.
At present, Aethlon has submitted a preliminary Investigational Device Exemption with The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) related to the use of the Hemopurifier(TM) in the United States as a broad-spectrum countermeasure against bioweapon threats and naturally evolving pathogens, including virulent influenza.
The resulting data has led to the submission of a preliminary Investigational Device Exemption with The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) related to the use of the Hemopurifier(TM) in the United States as a broad-spectrum countermeasure against class `A' bioweapon threats and pandemic influenza.