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biocontainment

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noun bio·con·tain·ment \-kən-ˈtān-mənt\

Definition of biocontainment

  1. :  the containment of extremely pathogenic organisms (as viruses) usually by isolation in secure facilities to prevent their accidental release especially during research



1985

First Known Use of biocontainment

1985


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biocontainment

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noun bio·con·tain·ment \-kən-ˈtān-mənt\

Medical Definition of biocontainment

  1. :  the containment of extremely pathogenic organisms (such as viruses) usually by isolation in secure facilities to prevent their accidental release especially during research—often used before another noun <Before we can leave the biocontainment area, we must remove our borrowed coveralls and shower thoroughly.—Glenn Zorpette, Scientific American, June 2000>




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