Definition of Biological warfare

1. Noun. The use of bacteria or viruses or toxins to destroy men and animals or food.

Exact synonyms: Bioattack, Biologic Attack, Biological Attack, Bw
Generic synonyms: War, Warfare
Specialized synonyms: Bacteriological Warfare, Germ Warfare

Definition of Biological warfare

1. Noun. The use of any harmful organism (such as a bacterium or virus) as a weapon of war. ¹

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Medical Definition of Biological warfare

1. The military use of harmful biological agents such as pathogenic bacteria. (21 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Biological Warfare

biological research
biological response modifier
biological response modifiers
biological sampling
biological science
biological sciences
biological specificity
biological standard unit
biological terrorism
biological therapy
biological time
biological transport
biological value
biological vector
biological warfare (current term)
biological warfare defence
biological warfare defense
biological weapon
biological weapons

Literary usage of Biological warfare

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

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"However, it seems that US initiatives in the chemical and biological warfare (CBW) area up to now have not been as sweeping as they first seemed to be. ..."

2. Department of Defense Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program: Congressional edited by John Warner (2001)
"As offensive biological warfare programs proliferate and expand, the exposure ... IRAQ Al Hakam, a confirmed biological warfare Anthrax and Botulinum toxin ..."

3. Presidential Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses: Final Report edited by Joyce C Laslof, John D Baldeschwieler, Marguerite Knox (1997)
"Exposure to biological warfare Agents Based on classified and public information currently available, the Committee has concluded there is no persuasive ..."

4. Biological Weapons: The Threat Posed by Terrorists (2000)
"During the Cold War, the United States worried about the Soviet Union's chemical and biological warfare programs, but our approach to dealing with this ..."

5. U. S. National Security and Military/Commercial Concerns with the People's edited by Christopher Cox (1999)
"The following are key areas of military concern: biological warfare The 863 Program includes a recently unveiled plan for gene research that could have ..."

6. Teaching Reading to Black Adolescent Males: Closing the Achievement Gapby Alfred W. Tatum by Alfred W. Tatum (2005)
"(1 point) The author is writing this selection to a. describe the effects of genetic research. b. explain the different types of biological warfare. c. ..."

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