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English definition of “bioterrorism”


noun [U]     /ˌbaɪ.əʊˈter.ə.rɪ.zəm/ US  /-oʊˈter.ɚ-/
violent action using living matter , such as bacteria , to harm or kill people for political reasons Terrorism and political crime bioterrorist     /-ˈter.ə.rɪst/ US  /-ˈter.ɚ.ɪst/ noun [C] Terrorism and political crime
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