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GEMET General Multilingual Environmental Thesaurus

biological weapon

Definition

Living organisms (or infective material derived from them) which are intended to cause disease or death in animals, plants, or man, and which depend for their effects on their ability to multiply in the person, animal or plant attacked. Various living organisms (for example, rickettsiae, viruses and fungi), as well as bacteria, can be used as weapons. (Source: WPR)

Themes
  • biology
  • military aspects
Groups
  • PRODUCTS, MATERIALS
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Scope note

Scope note is not available.

Concept URL: http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/concept/880