biocontainment

play
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

First Known Use of biocontainment

1966


Medical Dictionary

biocontainment

play
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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up biocontainment? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to counsel, recommend, or inform

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Emoji Quiz

  • emoji-the-quiz
  • What phase of the moon is this: 🌖 ?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!