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bioterrorism

Line breaks: bio|ter¦ror|ism
Pronunciation: /ˌbʌɪəʊˈtɛrərɪz(ə)m
 
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Definition of bioterrorism in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The use of infectious agents or other harmful biological or biochemical substances as weapons of terrorism.
Example sentences
  • As an agent of bioterrorism, the method of exposure to botulism would be through food consumption or inhalation.
  • He has been a frequent speaker and lecturer on the subject of bioterrorism and chemical and biological warfare.
  • The plague's reputation has been further reinforced by discussion of its potential use as an agent of bioterrorism.

Derivatives

bioterrorist

1
noun
Example sentences
  • Criminals strike - be they serial killer, bank robber, or bioterrorist - and the FBI is seemingly helpless to track them down.
  • What if a hijacked plane hit a nuclear power plant, what if bioterrorists infected burger bars, what if we were flooded with smallpox?
  • Obviously, then, the attack was a white-collar crime by one or more ‘white collar bioterrorist (s).’

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