biosafety

[ bahy-oh-seyf-tee ]
/ ˌbaɪ oʊˈseɪf ti /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. bioresearch,
  2. bioreserve,
  3. biorhythm,
  4. biorhythmics,
  5. bios,
  6. bioscience,
  7. bioscope,
  8. bioscopic,
  9. bioscopy,
  10. biosensor

Origin of biosafety

First recorded in 1975–80; bio- + safety

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British Dictionary definitions for biosafety

biosafety

/ (ˌbaɪəʊˈseɪftɪ) /

noun

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