biohazard

[ bahy-oh-haz-erd ]
/ ˈbaɪ oʊˌhæz ərd /

noun

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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Origin of biohazard

OTHER WORDS FROM biohazard

bi·o·haz·ard·ous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for biohazard

biohazard
/ (ˌbaɪəʊˈhæzəd) /

noun

material of biological origin that is hazardous to humans

Derived forms of biohazard

biohazardous, adjective
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Medical definitions for biohazard

biohazard
[ bīō-hăz′ərd ]

n.

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

biohazard
[ bīō-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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