As nouns the difference between contamination and bioburden
is that contamination
is the act or process of contaminating; pollution; defilement; taint; also, that which contaminates while bioburden
is a measure of an object's contamination with microorganisms.
The act or process of contaminating; pollution; defilement; taint; also, that which contaminates.
(linguistics) A process whereby words with related meanings come to have similar sounds.
(linguistics, etymology) The influence of one form (often from a foreign language) on the historical development of another form to which it may be related in meaning.
The process of making a material or surface unclean or unsuited for its intended purpose, usually by the addition or attachment of undesirable foreign substances.