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biological warfare Syllabification: bi·o·log·i·cal war·fare

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of biological warfare in English:


The use of toxins of biological origin or microorganisms as weapons of war: opposed to chemical and biological warfare
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  • This makes biological warfare weapons easier to create, because the genomes of many viruses that attack humans are already known.
  • Anthrax may not be a very useful weapon of biological warfare, but it provides a potent metaphor for the fears of Western society after 11 September.
  • Ricin has the potential to be used as an agent of biological warfare and as a weapon of mass destruction.
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