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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It pledged to "resolutely join in the actions of the international campaign against foreign military bases and for a world of peace without nuclear, chemical and bacteriological weapons.
In March 1951, China charged that General Douglas MacArthur "is now engaged in large scale production of bacteriological weapons for use against the Korean Army and people" (Leitenberg 1998, 188).
But we know and bear in mind that there is also a risk of chemical or bacteriological weapons," adding: "The macabre imagination of the masterminds is limitless.
After World War I, the international community adopted the so-called Gas Protocol, to prohibit the use of chemical and bacteriological weapons.
The Geneva Protocol, 1925: Bans the use of poison gas and bacteriological weapons in warfare.
The exercises include bombings, missile strikes and operations using chemical and bacteriological weapons.