bioerror

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bio- +‎ error, to rhyme with bioterror (and rarely seen without it).

Noun[edit]

bioerror (uncountable)

  1. (rare) A mistake of biological science that endangers humankind.
    • 2007 January 30, John Tierney, “Can Humanity Survive? Want to Bet on It?”, New York Times:
      Five years ago, Dr. Rees posted this prediction : “By 2020, bioterror or bioerror will lead to one million casualties in a single event.”