biodefense

noun, often attributive
bio·​de·​fense | \ ˌbī-(ˌ)ō-di-ˈfen(t)s How to pronounce biodefense (audio) \

Definition of biodefense

: the means or methods of preventing, detecting, or managing an attack involving biological weapons

Examples of biodefense in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As part of those efforts, about 1,200 doses of vaccine for monkeypox have been offered in the United States, said Dr. Raj Panjabi, White House senior director for global health security and biodefense. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, 3 June 2022 The other is, of course, actually putting money where our mouth is and asking Congress to fund biodefense at a historic level. Rachel Cohrs, STAT, 3 June 2022 The Biden administration would also earmark almost $82 billion over five years on preparing for another pandemic and for biodefense, including investing in the making of vaccines. Amara Omeokwe, WSJ, 28 Mar. 2022 Reporters also interviewed more than 30 people who have helped shape U.S. biodefense policy, including officials from five presidential administrations, corporate executives and industry consultants. New York Times, 23 Dec. 2021 Syria’s efforts to obtain the dual-use chemical TCP, is not, on its own, a smoking gun, observed Greg Koblentz, an associate professor and biodefense expert at George Mason University’s Schar School of Public Policy and Government. Joby Warrick And Souad Mekhennet, Anchorage Daily News, 13 Dec. 2021 Syria’s efforts to obtain the dual-use chemical TCP, is not, on its own, a smoking gun, observed Greg Koblentz, an associate professor and biodefense expert at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government. Washington Post, 13 Dec. 2021 The state of Maryland provided $300,000 for a feasibility study, and staff of the state Department of Commerce are serving on the steering committee for the biodefense center. Meredith Cohn, baltimoresun.com, 29 Nov. 2021 These documents highlight Fauci’s central role in pandemic preparedness funding and biodefense strategies in the years leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic. Adam Andrzejewski, Forbes, 20 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of biodefense

1977, in the meaning defined above

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12 Jun 2022

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“Biodefense.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/biodefense. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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biodefense

noun
bio·​de·​fense | \ -di-ˈfen(t)s How to pronounce biodefense (audio) \

Medical Definition of biodefense

: the means or methods of preventing, detecting, or managing an attack involving biological weapons The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases money will continue to support research in biodefense and emerging infectious diseases throughout the Midwest.St. Louis Business Journal often used before another noun … funding for biodefense research and public-health preparedness has soared …Discover

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