- a pathogen, especially one used in or produced by biological research.
- the health risk posed by the possible release of such a pathogen into the environment.
Origin of biohazard
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- material of biological origin that is hazardous to humans
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Word Origin and History for biohazard
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- A biological agent, such as a virus or a condition that constitutes a threat to humans, especially in biological research or experimentation.
- The potential danger or harm from exposure to such an agent or condition.
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- A biological agent, such as an infectious microorganism, that constitutes a threat to humans or to the environment, especially one produced in biological research or experimentation.
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