bioweapon

Definitions of bioweapon
  1. noun
    any weapon usable in biological warfare
    “they feared use of the smallpox virus as a bioweapon
    synonyms: bioarm, biological weapon
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    Bacillus anthracis, anthrax bacillus
    a species of bacillus that causes anthrax in humans and in animals (cattle and swine and sheep and rabbits and mice and guinea pigs); can be used a bioweapon
    clostridium perfringens
    anaerobic Gram-positive rod bacterium that produces epsilon toxin; can be used as a bioweapon
    aflatoxin
    a potent carcinogen from the fungus Aspergillus; can be produced and stored for use as a bioweapon
    botulin, botulinus toxin, botulismotoxin
    potent bacterial toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum that causes botulism; can be used as a bioweapon
    SEB, staphylococcal enterotoxin B
    a form of staphylococcal enterotoxin that has been used as an incapacitating agent in biological warfare
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    W.M.D., WMD, weapon of mass destruction
    a weapon that kills or injures civilian as well as military personnel (nuclear and chemical and biological weapons)
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