biohazard

noun bio·haz·ard \ ˈbī-ō-ˌha-zərd \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of biohazard

: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.

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First Known Use of biohazard

1965


BIOHAZARD Defined for English Language Learners

biohazard

noun

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

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

medical Definition of biohazard

: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

play \-ˈhaz-ərd-əs\ adjective

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