Definition of biodefense
: the means or methods of preventing, detecting, or managing an attack involving biological weapons
Recent Examples of biodefense from the Web
Fort Detrick is home to a range of research labs, military medical operations and biodefense efforts.
At issue in the genetics lawsuit is a technique that allows Twist to create made-to-order DNA for researchers and companies that work in areas such as personalized medicine, biodefense and genome engineering.
However, the university’s bid for a high-profile biodefense lab, scheduled to be awarded by the Department of Homeland Security in 2008, look dim.
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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, 25 June 2009—often used before another noun … funding for biodefense research and public-health preparedness has soared …—Discover, July 2006
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