bioaerosol

noun

bio·​aero·​sol -ˈer-ə-ˌsäl, -ˌsȯl How to pronounce bioaerosol (audio)
: a tiny, airborne particle (such as a fungal spore, pollen grain, endotoxin, or particle of animal dander) that is composed of or derived from biological matter

Note: Bioaerosols can produce significant health effects by spreading infectious disease or triggering allergic responses or respiratory irritation.

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“Bioaerosol.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/bioaerosol. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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