biohazard

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noun bio·haz·ard \ˈbī-ō-ˌha-zərd\

Definition of biohazard

  1. :  a biological agent or condition that is a hazard to humans or the environment; also :  a hazard posed by such an agent or condition

biohazardous

\ˌbī-ō-ˈha-zər-dəs\ adjective

Examples of biohazard in a sentence

  1. The gasoline spill created a serious biohazard.

1967

First Known Use of biohazard

1967


BIOHAZARD Defined for English Language Learners

biohazard

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noun bio·haz·ard \ˈbī-ō-ˌha-zərd\

Definition of biohazard for English Language Learners

  • : a biological or chemical substance or situation that is dangerous to human beings and the environment


Medical Dictionary

biohazard

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noun bio·haz·ard \ˈbī-ō-ˌhaz-ərd, -ˈhaz-\

Medical Definition of biohazard

  1. :  a biological agent or condition (as an infectious organism or insecure laboratory procedures) that constitutes a hazard to humans or the environment; also :  a hazard posed by such an agent or condition

biohazardous

\-ˈhaz-ərd-əs\play adjective

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