Malthusianism

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Medical Definition of Malthusianism

: the doctrines of Malthus especially with respect to the difference between the rates of increase of a population and its food supply and to the long-term effects of this difference on the population

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“Malthusianism.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Malthusianism. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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