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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

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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In an inquiry assessing the BSE risk of such foodstuffs, EFSA's scientific panel on biohazards has concluded: "Human exposures due to gelatine produced from bones including the skull and vertebral column sources from cattle of any age are very low and do not support the continuation of (any) restriction prohibiting" gelatine production from these bones.
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The system will feature closed-tube samples and closed-tube aliquotting capabilities to speed test turnaround time (TAT), and reduce operators' exposure to biohazards and repetitive motion injuries.
The technology accommodates BD's Hemogard [TM] tubes and reduces operator's exposure to biohazards and repetitive motion injuries.
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