agroterrorism

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noun ag·ro·ter·ror·ism \¦a-(ˌ)grō-¦ter-ər-ˌi-zəm\

Definition of agroterrorism

  1. :  acts of terrorism intended to damage a country’s agricultural production or food supply While opportunities for agroterrorism are abundant, the mechanisms for detection and response are limited. — Ann Marie Kimball, Risky Trade, 2006

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Origin and Etymology of agroterrorism

agro- + terrorism


First Known Use: 1994


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