bio- + error, to rhyme with bioterror (and rarely seen without it).
- (rare) A mistake of biological science that endangers humankind.
2007 January 30, John Tierney, “Can Humanity Survive? Want to Bet on It?”, in 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.”