biological warfare(redirected from Bacteriologic weapons)
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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
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biological warfareThe use of micro-organisms capable of spreading and causing epidemics of disease, for military purposes.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
biological warfarethe use of living organisms, particularly microorganisms, or their products, to induce illness or death in a population.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005