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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There are several components to a bioweapons challenge to the rule of law.
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(1) In addition to the innate fear that the deadly virus inspires, a further fear stems from questions about Ebola's potential use as a bioweapon. Ebola is not a new disease.
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Around 1,200 people have died of the disease since 1976, but it is feared that it could be used as a bioweapon by terrorists.
Clare Knox, a spokesperson for the march, eerily alluded to their own Duke of Edinburgh's famous statement in a widely seen YouTube clip, claiming that the accidental release of a virulent vaccine solution made by a large US corporation, Baxter AG, "could be a bioweapon to reduce the population."