biodefense

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noun, often attributive bio·de·fense \ˌbī-(ˌ)ō-di-ˈfen(t)s\

Definition of biodefense

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

1987

First Known Use of biodefense

1987


Medical Dictionary

biodefense

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noun bio·de·fense \-di-ˈfen(t)s\

Medical Definition of biodefense

  1. :  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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