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biohazard

(bī′ō-hăz′ərd)
n.
1. A biological agent, such as an infectious microorganism, or a condition that constitutes a threat to humans, especially in biological research or experimentation.
2. The potential danger, risk, or harm from exposure to such an agent or condition.

bi′o·haz′ard·ous (-ər-dəs) adj.

biohazard

[-haz′ərd]
Etymology: Gk, bios, life; OFr, hasard
anything that is a risk to organisms, such as ionizing radiation or harmful bacteria or viruses.
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biohazard

A general term for pathogenic bacteria, viruses or other dangerous biologic agents, which may arise in clinical specimens or have been created by genetic recombination.

bi·o·haz·ard

(bī'ō-haz'ărd)
Contaminated or infective waste such as blood and body fluids.

bi·o·haz·ard

(bī'ō-haz'ărd)
Any material, substance, or item usually contaminated with transmissible pathogenic microorganisms (e.g., bacteria, viruses) that poses a risk to health.
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This study aimed to investigate whether the addition of water to autoclave bags containing biohazardous waste affected microbial sterilization.
TABLE 2 Checklist Items for States' Tattoo Laws and Regulations and Total Number of States That Address Sanitary Standards of # Working Environment Sharps disposal regulations specified or referenced 36 Health inspector must inspect tattoo shops (any schedule; 36 range from once when shop opens, to annually, to every three months) Consumption of goods (food, drink, cigarettes) prohibited 32 in procedural areas of tattoo shop Biohazardous waste disposal regulations specified or 37 referenced Physical restrictions on material for walls, floors, 36 countertops, and other areas Specifications for bathroom and other sanitary facilities 36 Procedural areas must be separated from living areas by 34 physical barrier (e.
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