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aggregate

 [ag´rĕ-gat]
individuals, families, or other groupings who are associated because of similar social, personal, health care, or other needs or interests.

ag·gre·gate

(ag'rĕ-gāt),
1. To unite or come together in a mass or cluster.
2. The total of individual units making up a mass or cluster.
[L. ag-grego, pp. -atus, to add to, fr. grex (greg-), a flock]

Aggregate

Epidemiology A group of persons who share one or more traits or characteristics without necessarily having had any direct social connection.
Examples All female doctors; all European cities with populations over 20,000; all coal miners.
Zoology A group of species within a genus, but not a subgenus; a group of subspecies, often written within brackets.

ag·gre·gate

(ag'rĕ-gāt)
1. To unite or come together in a mass or cluster.
2. The total of individual units making up a mass or cluster.
[L. ag-grego, pp. -atus, to add to, fr. grex (greg-), a flock]
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It is therefore entirely possible that aggregations of these animals may have been occurring regularly and gone undetected, which is made more possible by the ban on fishing that has been in force since the early 1990s (though illegal recreational fishing has been observed on a reasonably regular basis within the limits of the Point Cooke Marine Sanctuary).
The aggregations on both days seemed to be of similar size.
The risk-adjustment portion of the HSMR can be estimated using one of three tiers of aggregations. That is, for each aggregation tier, patients are divided into their corresponding aggregations.
Despite recent progress in studies of reef fish spawning aggregations in the Caribbean, there is still little information on the dynamics of the spawning patterns and the effects of fishing on these aggregations at local scales in many reef systems (Sadovy de Mitcheson et al., 2008; Granados-Dieseldorff et al., 2013).
Because we will be having multiple aggregations of flows based on nearest neighbour we aim to make the aggregations more granular and reduce huge aggregation clusters.
Thus, the aim of the present study was to examine the effects of propolis extracts on human platelet aggregation in vitro and to identify the nature of the compounds responsible for the antiplatelet activity.
Anticoagulant blood/particle aggregations, internal structures of blood/BSMP aggregations examined under a stereoscope and texture analyses of blood/BSMP aggregations were used to predict the in vivo behaviors of BSMPs of different sizes.
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of serum leptin levels on thrombocyte aggregation in peritoneal dialysis patients.
fumipennis aggregations than from the standard purple prism traps (APHIS 2015b) placed at the edge of forests surrounding these aggregations.
(11) The CAP platelet function EQA program was expanded to include proficiency testing for optical (platelet-rich plasma) platelet aggregation, impedance platelet aggregation, PFA-100, PlateletWorks, and PlateletMapping.
Data aggregation is the process of collecting the sensed data by an aggregation mechanism [6].
Results: The effect of inhibitory mechanism of these inhibitors on the aggregation of HSA and GHSA was expressed and compared together.