biohazard

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The international symbol for biological hazard

Etymology[edit]

bio- +‎ hazard

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biohazard (plural biohazards)

  1. A biological hazard; a source of risk due to some biological factor such as bacteria or human waste.
    • 2020 August 12, “News in Brief: Donation to hospice”, in Rail, page 31:
      South Western Railway's Basingstoke station has donated surplus biohazard waste bags to the nearby St Michael's Hospice.

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