Contamination vs Bioburden - What's the difference?

contamination | bioburden |


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.

contamination

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • 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.
  • bioburden

    English

    Noun

    (en noun) (wikipedia bioburden)
  • A measure of an object's contamination with microorganisms.