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population explosion

noun

Definition of POPULATION EXPLOSION

:  a pyramiding of numbers of a biological population; especially :  the recent great increase in human numbers resulting from increased survival and exponential population growth

First Known Use of POPULATION EXPLOSION

1953

population explosion

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of POPULATION EXPLOSION

:  a pyramiding of numbers of a biological population; especially :  the recent great increase in human numbers resulting from both increased survival and exponential population growth

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