biological warfare (redirected from Biological war)
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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
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.