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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