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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: as′ser-tān′ment

Definition: In epidemiologic and genetic research, the method by which a person, pedigree, or cluster is brought to the attention of an investigator; ascertainment has a bearing on the interpretation of segregation ratios, concordance rates, linkage analysis, and other probability features.

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