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(met″ă-ă-nal′ĭ-sĭs )

The combination of data from several research studies to gain a better overview of a topic than what is available in any single investigation. Data obtained from combined studies must be comparable and compatible for a meta-analysis to reach logical conclusions.
SYN: SEE: pooled analysis

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