biowarfare

noun
bio·​war·​fare | \ ˌbī-ō-ˈwȯr-ˌfer \

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In the 1930s, scientists in both Australia and the U.S. decided to import the South American cane toad as a form of biowarfare against beetles that eat sugar cane. Amanda Foreman, WSJ, "Overrun by Alien Species," 1 Nov. 2018 If the spread of the disease is intentional, as in cases of bioterrorism or biowarfare, adversaries could target global supplies of crucial treatments. Morten Wendelbo, Washington Post, "The bad flu season has revealed a dangerous problem with our medical supply chain," 6 Mar. 2018

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1951, in the meaning defined above

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biowarfare

noun
bio·​war·​fare | \ ˌbī-ō-ˈwȯr-ˌfer\

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