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(kraws kŏn-tami-nā­shŭn)
Transfer of infectious agent or matter from one person or site to another.
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This then cross-contaminates the salad which is used for vegetarian subs too."
Laboratory analysis conducted by Analytical Research Systems (ARS) and other labs indicate that the off-gassing of the defective drywall cross-contaminates the building materials; therefore, requiring some type of treatment to prevent future problems.
Thus bacteria from the chicken "cross-contaminates" the lettuce and tomatoes placed on the same board and cut with the same knife.