biological warfare

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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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Finally, in yet another round of the biological war against the borer worm, the Federation is to release approximately 40 million midget wasps that prey on the parasite into the coffee growing regions.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of Iran's Civil Defense Organization Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali said that the US wages biological wars in the world in a bid to achieve huge financial interests.
Ahmadi-nejad said that was proof there is a biological war underway in the world.
The tale tells of a post-apocalyptic LA after a biological war and follows the sole survivor in a battle with mutants.
TERRORISTS could use poisoned heroin to wage biological war on Britain, a sheriff warned yesterday.
The Iranian president pointed to the dispatch of drug cargos contaminated with hepatitis virus to Iran several years ago which, he said, were fortunately all found and confiscated, as an example of such attempts by certain countries, alluding that there is a biological war underway in the world.
If we were persuaded that Saddam really is about to launch nuclear or biological war, we would be 100 per cent behind military intervention.
Waging biological war has been prohibited by a Geneva protocol since 1925.