from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The use of disease-producing microorganisms, toxic biological products, or organic biocides to cause death or injury to humans, animals, or plants.
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- n. The use of any harmful organism (such as a bacterium or virus) as a weapon of war.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the use of bacteria or viruses or toxins to destroy men and animals or food
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Defenses against biological warfare were legitimate under the BWC, but if our preparations were known and understood, hostile countries could design their offensive BW programs to defeat our defenses.