biocontainment

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bio- +‎ containment

Noun[edit]

biocontainment (uncountable)

  1. (biology) Any of several techniques used to ensure that biohazards are contained within a laboratory and not allowed to escape into the environment.
  2. (genetics) The modification of an organism's genetic material in order to restrict its ability to reproduce outside of a laboratory.