biosecurity

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noun bio·se·cu·ri·ty \ ˌbī-(ˌ)ō-si-ˈkyu̇r-ə-tē \

Definition of biosecurity

:security from exposure to harmful biological agents; also :measures taken to ensure this security

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First Known Use of biosecurity

1973


Medical Dictionary

biosecurity

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noun bio·se·cu·ri·ty \ ˌbī-ō-si-ˈkyu̇r-ə-tē \

medical Definition of biosecurity

:security from exposure to harmful biological agents (such as pathogenic microorganisms)
  • You would expect the organisation responsible for ensuring biosecurity in labs working with dangerous animal pathogens like foot and mouth disease to know about any accidents that have occurred in those labs.
  • —Linda GeddesNew Scientist22 Dec. 2007
; also :measures taken to ensure this security
  • In areas where poultry farms are on adjoining or nearby properties or in areas tied together by common waterways, roads, or flyways, the risk of disease spread from one farm to another is greatly increased no matter what type of biosecurity is practiced by individual farms.
  • —Carol J. Cardona, in Avian Influenza2008

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