bioterrorism
bioterrorism [bī΄ō ter′ər iz΄əm]
n.
terrorism using deadly microorganisms, toxins, etc.
bioterrorist
n., adj.

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bi·o·ter·ror·ism (bī'ō-tĕrʹə-rĭz'əm) n.
The use of biological agents, such as pathogenic organisms or agricultural pests, for terrorist purposes.
  bi'o·terʹror·ist adj. & n.

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