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frag·ment

(frag'ment),
A small part broken from a larger entity.

fragment

[frag′mənt]
Etymology: L, frangere, to break
one of the small pieces into which a larger entity has been broken.

frag·ment

(frag'mĕnt)
A small part broken from a larger entity.

frag·ment

(frag'mĕnt)
A small part broken from a larger entity.

Patient discussion about fragment

Q. what is fragments of endocervical glandular mucosa with inflammation and squamous metaplasia fragments of endocervical glandular mucosa

A. It means that part of the mucose on the cervix area has changes from a certain kind of mucose cells to another, and that there is a bit of an inflammation around it. This should be brought to the knowledge of a gynecologist and be monitored by him/her.

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In the case of any file load from server to client the performance improvement will be determined by just how badly fragmented is the file located on the server.
This fragmentation will also impact the performance of the VM itself, because all of the additional I/O necessary to read from a severely fragmented VHD will reduce the performance of the virtual computing environment.
Allowing them to become fragmented is guaranteed to decrease overall system performance.
As a result, the MFT becomes fragmented, adversely affecting both system performance and backup velocity.
To determine whether differences between fragmented and continuous forest were principally due to edge effects [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 4 OMITTED], we excluded all plots within [less than] 150 m of forest edges, then compared dynamics indices between the interiors of fragments (n = 7) and controls (n = 26).
Edge and area effects are rarely discriminated in studies of fragmented ecosystems (Temple 1986, Laurance and Yensen 1991, Didham 1997, Ferreira and Laurance 1997), but in our study, area effects per se appeared to have relatively minor effects on forest dynamics, as indicated by a comparison of plots in forest and fragment interiors [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 4 OMITTED].