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population

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noun pop·u·la·tion \ˌpäp-yə-ˈlā-shən\

Medical Definition of population

  1. 1:  the whole number of people or inhabitants in a country or region

  2. 2a:  a body of persons or individuals having a quality or characteristic in commonb (1):  the organisms inhabiting a particular locality (2):  a group of interbreeding organisms that represents the level of organization at which speciation begins

  3. 3:  a group of individual persons, objects, or items from which samples are taken for statistical measurement





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