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clumping

 [klump´ing]
the aggregation of particles, such as bacteria or other cells, into irregular masses.

clump·ing

(klŭmp-ing),
The massing together of bacteria or other cells suspended in a fluid.

clump·ing

(klŭmp'ing)
The massing together of bacteria or other cells or particles suspended in a fluid.

clumping

Aggregation or clustering and adhering together.
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If marked platelet clumping is seen (> 20% platelets), a numerical platelet count is not given and a redraw is recommended.
Running bamboo groves take about five years to establish, while clumping bamboos will take about two or three years.
Maintain the product below the value, and you will avoid clumping.
The termination of clumping is dependent upon the probability at which one decides to accept that a pattern is indistinguishable from CSR (henceforth referred to as [P.sub.stop]).
1): 1) co-occurrence clumping ([Turtles.sub.clump], [Sets.sub.clump-turtles]); 2) independent clumping ([Turtles.sub.clump], [Sets.sub.clump_sets]); 3) sets-only clumping ([Turtles.sub.uniform], [Sets.sub.clump-sets]); 4) turtles-only clumping ([Turtles.sub.clump], [Sets.sub.uniform]); and 5) fully uniform distribution ([Turtles.sub.uniform], [Sets.sub.uniform]).
This would presumably lead to a tendency for Var to be larger than it would be for a distribution without clumping.
Both running and clumping types of bamboos can be divided to reduce their size or to get new plants for extending plantings or to give away (you might be surprised how many people want bamboo).
A team of researchers led by Basir Ahmad, a Michigan State University postdoctoral researcher, demonstrated earlier this year that slow-wriggling alpha-synuclein proteins are the cause of clumping, or aggregation, which is the first step of diseases such as Parkinson's.
They also added the nanotubes to two other flasks containing either distilled water or a surfactant solution that scientists routinely use to keep carbon nanotubes from clumping during experiments.
This clumping eventually leads to the formation of ribbon-like structures called fibrils, and because fibril formation has been linked to a number of human diseases, it was long assumed that fibrils themselves were toxic.
Though this clumping process has been well studied, scientists know little about what corrupts the protein and makes dumps spread across the brain.
It's made with larger granules than typical clumping litters, so it doesn't get caught in the cat's paws, making it less likely to be tracked around the house.