contamination

contamination is a topic covered in the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

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(kŏn-tăm″ĭ-nā′shŭn )


1. The act of contaminating, esp. the introduction of pathogens or infectious material into or on normally clean or sterile objects, spaces, or surfaces.
2. In psychiatry, the fusion and condensation of words so that they run together when spoken.

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