Definition of Biological agent

1. Noun. Any bacterium or virus or toxin that could be used in biological warfare.

Exact synonyms: Biohazard
Generic synonyms: Agent

Medical Definition of Biological agent

1. A disease-causing microorganism or virus, or other toxic biological matter, which is used as a weapon during war. (21 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Biological Agent

biologic attack
biologic evolution
biologic haemolysis
biologic time
biological agent (current term)
biological attack
biological availability
biological chemistry
biological clock
biological clocks
biological coefficient
biological containment
biological control
biological defence
biological defense
biological determinism
biological dressings

Literary usage of Biological agent

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Bioterrorism: Our Frontline Response, Evaluating U.S. Public Health and edited by William Frist, Bill Frist (1999)
"CLANDESTINE The clandestine release of a biological agent by terrorists presents ... Recognizing that a biological agent was clandestinely released requires ..."

2. U. S. Dual-Use Exports to Iraq and Their Impact on the Health of the Persian by DIANE Publishing Company (1997)
"Fourth, it explains that the United States did not have effective biological agent detectors deployed with the capability to confirm whether or not troops ..."

3. The Status of Efforts to Identify Persian Gulf War Syndrome edited by Christopher Shays (1999)
"NO EVIDENCE OF BIOLOGICAL FALLOUT FROM AERIAL BOMBING There are no indications that any biological agent was destroyed by Coalition bombing. ..."

4. Biological Weapons: The Threat Posed by Terrorists (2000)
"... it is a biological agent that is deadly—it's oftentimes referred to as military grade anthrax—that the antidote is ineffective beyond that period. ..."

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