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bi·o·haz·ard

 (bī′ō-hăz′ərd)
n.
1. A biological agent, such as an infectious microorganism, or a condition that constitutes a threat to humans, especially in biological research or experimentation.
2. The potential danger, risk, or harm from exposure to such an agent or condition.

bi′o·haz′ard·ous (-ər-dəs) adj.

biohazard

(ˌbaɪəʊˈhæzəd)
n
(Biology) material of biological origin that is hazardous to humans
ˌbioˈhazardous adj

bi•o•haz•ard

(ˈbaɪ oʊˌhæz ərd)

n.
1. a pathogen, esp. one used in or produced by biological research.
2. the health risk posed by such a pathogen.
[1965–70]
bi`o•haz′ard•ous, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.biohazard - hazard to humans or the environment resulting from biological agents or conditionsbiohazard - hazard to humans or the environment resulting from biological agents or conditions
health hazard - hazard to the health of those exposed to it
2.biohazard - any bacterium or virus or toxin that could be used in biological warfarebiohazard - any bacterium or virus or toxin that could be used in biological warfare
agent - an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect; "their research uncovered new disease agents"
Translations

biohazard

n riesgo or peligro biológico
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