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bioterrorism

GC: n

S: CDC - http://emergency.cdc.gov/bioterrorism/(external link) (last access: 1 November 2014); MEDLP - http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/biodefenseandbioterrorism.html(external link) (last access: 1 November 2014).

N: 1. From bio + terrorism. Bio-, word-forming element, from Greek bio-, comb. form of bios "one's life, course or way of living, lifetime" (as opposed to zoe "animal life, organic life"). Terorrism (n)- 1795, in specific sense of "government intimidation during the Reign of Terror in France" (March 1793-July 1794), from French terrorisme, from Latin terror.
2. A form of terrorism that aims at using bacteria, viruses or toxins as a weapon to cause harm to or the destruction of people, animals, plants, food or the environment.
3. bioterrorism; biological terrorism: terms and definition standardized by the Canadian Capability-Based Planning Terminology Committee and the Translation Bureau.
4. Cultural Interrelation: We can mention the novel The Stolen Bacillus (1885) by Herbert George Wells (1866-1946).

S: 1. OED - http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=bioterrorism&searchmode=none(external link) (last access: 4 November 2014). 2 & 3. TERMIUM PLUS (last access: 1 November 2014). 4. http://medhum.med.nyu.edu/view/12427(external link) (last access: 27 April 2016).

SYN: biological terrorism, biological weapon terrorism (less frequent), bioweapon terrorism (less frequent).

S: TERMIUM PLUS (last access: 1 November 2014)

CR: anthrax, biological weapon, botulism, chemical weapon, hemorrhagic fever, smallpox, tularemia (EN).


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