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a group of similar objects, events, or other elements in close proximity.
suicide cluster a group of suicides in which one seems to set off others.
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homicide/suicide clusterForensic psychiatry One or more homicides with the subsequent suicide of the perpetrator who typically is a ♂ married to, or living with, a ♀ in a relationship marked by physical abuse, who has a Hx of alcohol or substance abuse, and access to firearms. See Homicide, Suicide. Cf Postal worker syndrome.
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An epidemic of suicides, within a defined location or a short time.
See also: cluster
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