Definition of biodefense in English:

biodefense

Syllabification: bi·o·de·fense
Pronunciation: /ˈbīōdiˌfens, ˈbīōˌdēfens
 
 
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noun

Defensive measures taken to protect against an attack using biological weapons: senators say that the government should spend $1.6 billion next year to bolster public health and biodefense
More example sentences
  • The country is the world's biggest investor in "biodefence".
  • So it's given biodefence a greater priority, spending billions more dollars a year.
  • "Investment in biodefence may look like a screen for the development of weapons that are intended for offensive use," it said.

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