biosecurity

UK [ˈbaɪəʊsɪˌkjʊərətɪ] / US [ˈbaɪoʊsɪˌkjʊrətɪ] noun [uncountable]
the methods used to prevent an infection from spreading outside an area, used, for example, in cases of foot-and-mouth disease and avian flu

a campaign to promote the health of farm animals through biosecurity


English dictionary. 2014.

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