[ bahy-oh-haz-erd ]
/ ˈbaɪ oʊˌhæz ərd /
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.
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“Turns out the prunes aren't the only flavor that result in a biohazard situation,” she wrote in April.
British Dictionary definitions for biohazard
/ (ˌbaɪəʊˈhæzəd) /
material of biological origin that is hazardous to humans
Derived forms of biohazardbiohazardous, adjective
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Medical definitions for biohazard
[ bī′ō-hăz′ərd ]
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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Scientific definitions for biohazard
[ bī′ō-hăz′ərd ]
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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