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carry-over

Pronunciation: kar′ē-ō′ver

Definition: The phenomenon by which part of the analyte present in a sample appears to be present in the next or following samples in the same analytic process. This is most noticeable when a sample of low analyte concentration follows one of very high concentration.

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