biological warfare

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Related to Bacteriological weapon: biological warfare, germ warfare, Bioweapons
A hypothetical military technique that could be used by either nations or non-governmental bodies—e.g., the use of pathogens—viruses, bacteria, other disease-causing biological agents, or the toxins produced by them as biological weapons

biological warfare

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Warfare in which disease-producing microorganisms, toxins, or organic biocides, e.g., Bacillus anththracis or Yersinia pestis are deliberately used to destroy, injure, or immobilize livestock, vegetation, or human life, as by causing diseases, e.g., anthrax or plague.
Synonym: biowar See: chemical warfare

biological warfare

The use of micro-organisms capable of spreading and causing epidemics of disease, for military purposes.

biological warfare

the use of living organisms, particularly microorganisms, or their products, to induce illness or death in a population.
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Personally I expect we will find some chemical or bacteriological weapons but no evidence of Iraqi plans to attack the UK or our NATO allies and no evidence of an Iraqi connection with al Qiada.
Necessity of a convention on the prohibition of chemical and bacteriological weapons.
The microbiologist concluded that the Iraqis were working on plans to make bacteriological weapons - used in germ warfare - that would be resistant to standard methods of treatment with antibiotics.
Judge Iwata said in handing down the ruling, ''The evidence shows that the Japanese troops, including Unit 731, used bacteriological weapons under the order of the Imperial Japanese Army's headquarters and that many local residents died.