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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.
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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.
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bi·o·haz·ard

(bī'ō-haz'ărd)
Contaminated or infective waste such as blood and body fluids.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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