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  • n. The use of biological agents, such as pathogenic organisms or agricultural pests, for terrorist purposes.

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  • n. Terrorism that involves biological weapons or agents.

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  • n. terrorism using the weapons of biological warfare

Etymologies

bio- +‎ terrorism (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Not to downplay the here and now of those problems, but bioterrorism is a very real threat that we must take equally seriously.

    Medpundit

  • In a statement released Monday night (November 3), Peter Agre, Sidney Altman, Robert Curl, and Torston Wiesel wrote that the Justice Department's determination to send Butler to jail sends a strong message to the scientific community 'that those scientists most involved in bioterrorism-related research are most likely to be victims of punitive attacks at the hands of federal authorities.'

    Medpundit

  • PHILLIPS: So Kelli, should we not use the phrase bioterrorism then?

    CNN Transcript Jan 15, 2003

  • In addition to stockpiling antibiotics and vaccines, the best approach to reducing the nation's vulnerability to bioterrorism is to fill a number of serious gaps in our public-health system.

    Scared Of Smallpox

  • It's the second time that the mail has been used to deliver -- to deliver agents that can be called bioterrorism, in the sense that we are subjected to a hazardous substance that has an intent to terrorize.

    CNN Transcript Feb 4, 2004

  • I wrote my essay on bioterrorism, which is right up my alley.

    qdiosa Diary Entry

  • In 2002, Congress passed sweeping legislation informally dubbed the bioterrorism act, which requires food manufacturers or growers to employ a "one up and one back" traceability system.

    STLtoday.com Top News Headlines

  • Right now, the answer to bioterrorism is to make vaccines for what we know exists or hope current antiviral drugs might be effective.

    Eamonn Fitzgerald's Rainy Day

  • In the 2000-2003 period, I worked hard on advocacy for what we now call bioterrorism work on capitol hill.

    News from The Scientist

  • The Commission on Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism, assembled by the United States Congress post 9/11, issued an interim report last week that called bioterrorism the "most urgent threat" facing the United States.

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