biocontainment

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

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

1966

First Known Use of biocontainment

1966


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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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