germ warfare


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germ warfare

n.
The use of injurious microorganisms, such as bacteria or viruses, as weapons in warfare.

germ warfare

n
(Military) the military use of disease-spreading bacteria against an enemy. Also called: bacteriological warfare

biolog′ical war′fare


n.
the use in war of pathogenic organisms or toxins to disable an enemy or destroy resources.
[1945–50]
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Noun1.germ warfare - the use of harmful bacteria as a weapongerm warfare - the use of harmful bacteria as a weapon
bioattack, biologic attack, biological attack, biological warfare, BW - the use of bacteria or viruses or toxins to destroy men and animals or food
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On Tuesday, the Tokyo District Court dismissed a five-year lawsuit for damages filed by the 180 Chinese victims and relatives of the deceased victims of the germ warfare.
Mr Bolton also named North Korea as having a dedicated germ warfare programme and warned it 'developed and produced and may have weaponised' biological agents.
But army experts said the anthrax used could be treated with anti-biotics, unlike drug-resistant strains developed for germ warfare.
ARMY surplus stores throughout Britain are running out of gas masks as fears of germ warfare grow in the wake of the US terror attacks.
Security was increased at Fort Detrick in Maryland, the Army's main germ warfare defence laboratory.
They fear that Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein could unleash devastating germ warfare on the West to get revenge for the Gulf War.
And Britain is to send another eight Tornados to Kuwait armed with 1,000lb bombs capable of incinerating chemical and germ warfare weapons.
He said other plans included setting up a control centre, creating a "fallback" police HQ and measures to cope with germ warfare.
The Tokyo District Court on Tuesday recognized for the first time in its ruling that during World War II, Unit 731 and other units of the Japanese army engaged in germ warfare in China, but the court rejected the Chinese plaintiffs' claim for compensation.
Also, where will these protesters be when Saddam decides to send over a germ warfare rocket?
He has become an informer on the activities of al Qaida and translations of his evidence to Egyptian authorities showed the germ warfare purchases.