biological weaponbiological weapon
a weapon consisting of or designed to disperse a disease-spreading microorganism, a toxin, etc.
A biological pathogen or toxin, such as the anthrax bacterium or the smallpox virus, that has been prepared for release on the battlefield or within a civilian population in sufficient concentration to cause widespread illness or death. Also called bioweapon.
- attributive form of biological weapon
- biological-weapon production