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biosafety

[ bahy-oh-seyf-tee ]

noun

  1. the maintenance of safe conditions in biological research to prevent harm to workers, nonlaboratory organisms, or the environment.


biosafety

/ ˌbaɪəʊˈseɪftɪ /

noun

  1. the precautions taken to control the cultivation and distribution of genetically modified crops and products


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Word History and Origins

Origin of biosafety1

First recorded in 1975–80; bio- + safety

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Example Sentences

Some of the experiments proceeded slowly because they had to be done by overseas collaborators in special high-security biosafety labs designed to ensure that highly contagious viruses do not escape.

Accidents can happen even with the most stringent biosafety precautions in place.

Meanwhile, according to a WHO spokesperson, all hypotheses are still on the table and the lab leak theory would require further investigation, potentially with additional missions involving biosafety and biosecurity experts.

That is why very often the money goes to research, and biosafety is less emphasized.

From Vox

Biosafety also hinges on the type of studies being conducted.

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The rapidly growing number of U.S. biosafety labs—those that study potentially lethal pathogens—is causing concern.

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