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bi·o·ter·ror·ism

 (bī′ō-tĕr′ə-rĭz′əm)
n.
The use of biological agents, such as pathogenic organisms or agricultural pests, for terrorist purposes.

bi′o·ter′ror·ist adj. & n.
Translations

bioterrorist

[ˌbaɪəʊˈterərɪst]
A. ADJbioterrorista
B. Nbioterrorista mf

bioterrorist

bio-terrorist [ˌbaɪəʊˈtɛrərɪst]
nbioterroriste mf
modif [attack] → bioterroriste
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While the anxiety has been expressed that it is a blueprint for bio-terrorists "to develop and unleash a devastating pandemic on the world", the CDC maintains that the virus's reconstruction militates against "the potential threat posed by new strains".
But, first, he must save millions of innocents from elusive bio-terrorists in our midst - before it's too late.
Nevertheless it has caused concern that such work may get into the hands of potential bio-terrorists and/or accidentally be released from experimental labs into the general environment.
Into the bargain, our current methods of livestock management don't do enough to prevent the proliferation of disease and, most sinister of all, a new breed of bio-terrorists are fully aware of how devastating viral attacks could be.
But experts have long considered it possible that bio-terrorists could use the virus.
Apparently, the problem is so widespread in America at the moment that she's started to suspect bio-terrorists have spiked the water with Ex-Lax and liquidised Eat Me Dates.
Hall says the specialized filters he and his collaborators are creating could be used to actively remove water contaminants, purify disease-causing antigens for medical research, prevent undesirable agents from entering emergency blood supplies, protect citizens from bio-terrorists, and filter air in cars.
He said: "Clostridial bacteria were naturally occurring, opportunistic bio-terrorists. They were armed and dangerous - living in soil and remaining dormant for years until conditions were favourable for infecting livestock.