bioweapon etymology

English word bioweapon comes from English weapon, English bio- (Life. Organic life.)

Detailed word origin of bioweapon

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
weapon English (eng) (informal, humorous) A tool of any kind.. An instrument of attack or defense in combat or hunting, e.g. most guns, missiles, or swords.. An instrument or other means of harming or exerting control over another.
bio- English (eng) Life. Organic life.
bioweapon English (eng) Any weapon designed to be used in biological warfare.

Words with the same origin as bioweapon

Descendants of bio-
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