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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bioterrorism - terrorism using the weapons of biological warfarebioterrorism - terrorism using the weapons of biological warfare
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Translations

bioterrorism

[ˌbaɪəʊˈterərɪzəm] Nbioterrorismo m

bioterrorism

bio-terrorism [ˌbaɪəʊˈtɛrərɪzəm] nbioterrorisme m

bi·o·ter·ror·ism

n. terrorismo biológico, bioterrorismo. V.: Appendix C

bioterrorism

n bioterrorismo
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Developing a network of credible countermeasures requires a consistent demonstration of intent to defeat bioterrorists backed by a viable capability.
It also contains detailed information on Anthrax, Smallpox and other potentially lethal diseases that may be released into the population by bioterrorists.
If the family back in Europe continues to make their own chocolate at home and then sends it by international mail, all clear; presumably there is no danger of bioterrorists sneaking into the kitchen.
If WHO can actually confirm that bioterrorists don't hold stocks of smallpox, it can reinstate plans to destroy variola, he says, but such confirmation will be "a daunting and difficult task, and it may never be accomplished.
Do we care more about blundering bioterrorists than the mass destruction that HIV continues to wreak upon us?