biocontainment

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

Definition of biocontainment

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

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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

: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 ZorpetteScientific AmericanJune 2000

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