Definition of Biohazard

1. Noun. Hazard to humans or the environment resulting from biological agents or conditions.

Generic synonyms: Health Hazard



2. Noun. Any bacterium or virus or toxin that could be used in biological warfare.
Exact synonyms: Biological Agent
Generic synonyms: Agent

Definition of Biohazard

1. Noun. A biological hazard; a source of risk due to some biological factor such as bacteria or human waste. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Biohazard

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Biohazard

1. A risk of exposure to harmful bacteria, viruses, or other dangerous biological agents, particularly those found in genetic recombination studies or in clinical microbiology labs. (21 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Biohazard

biographising
biographist
biographists
biographize
biographized
biographizes
biographizing
biographs
biography
biographying
biogravics
biogs
biohacker
biohackers
biohacking
biohazard (current term)
biohazard suit
biohazard symbol
biohazard symbols
biohazardous
biohazards
bioheat
bioherbicidal
bioherbicide
bioherbicides
bioherm
bioherms
biohomochirality
biohybrid
biohydrogen

Literary usage of Biohazard

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1. Guide to Developing and Managing an Emergency Service: Infection Control Program by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"Reusable bins and containers used to store biohazard waste will be inspected, ... All disposal of biohazard waste will be in accordance with EPA and local ..."

2. Controlling Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens in Acute Care by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
""Labeling requires a fluorescent orange or orange-red label with the biological hazard symbol, along with the word "biohazard" in a contrasting color, ..."

3. Code of Federal Regulations by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"... you must obtain from FDA written approval for the shipment on use; (B) You must appropriately label biohazard (C) Except for autologous donations, ..."

4. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, 1999 edited by Barry Leonard (1999)
"... biohazard containment, and animal care standards in order to support the facility demands of National Cancer Institute (NCI) research programs. ..."

5. Biosafety in the Laboratory: Prudent Practices for the Handling and Disposal by National Research Council (U. S.) (1989)
"The laboratory director establishes policies and procedures whereby only persons who have been advised of the potential biohazard, who meet any specific ..."

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