TITLE

poverty

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1747
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
The article presents a definition for the term "poverty," which refers to the condition of having an inadequate supply of money, resources, or means of subsistence.
ACCESSION #
21241866

 

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