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Definition of Bioterrorism

(noun) An act of terrorism using biological weapons.

Example of Bioterrorism

Bioterrorism Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: bi·o·ter·ror·ism

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Usage Notes

  • Plural: bioterrorisms
  • Variant spelling: bio-terrorism
  • Also called biological terrorism.
  • A (noun) bioterrorist commits (adjective) bioterroristic acts (adverb) bioterroristically to create (noun) bioterror.

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Works Consulted

Andersen, Margaret L., and Howard Francis Taylor. 2011. Sociology: The Essentials. 6th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Brym, Robert J., and John Lie. 2007. Sociology: Your Compass for a New World. 3rd ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Scott, John, and Gordon Marshall. 2005. A Dictionary of Sociology. New York: Oxford University Press.

Taylor & Francis. (N.d.) Routledge Handbooks Online. (https://www.routledgehandbooks.com/).

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Cite the Definition of Bioterrorism

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “bioterrorism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved May 24, 2024 (https://sociologydictionary.org/bioterrorism/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

bioterrorism. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/bioterrorism/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “bioterrorism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed May 24, 2024. https://sociologydictionary.org/bioterrorism/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“bioterrorism.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 24 May. 2024. <https://sociologydictionary.org/bioterrorism/>.