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eugenic

[yoo-jen-ik] /yuˈdʒɛn ɪk/
adjective
1.
of or bringing about improvement in the type of offspring produced.
2.
having good inherited characteristics.
Also, eugenical.
Compare dysgenic.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; < Greek eugen(ḗs) wellborn (see eu-, -gen) + -ic
Related forms
eugenically, adverb
noneugenic, adjective
noneugenical, adjective
noneugenically, adverb
uneugenic, adjective
uneugenical, adjective
uneugenically, adverb
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  • Technology has pushed the eugenic moment to the point of conception.
  • Something disturbingly eugenic about the idea of better-families-through-inbreeding also causes researchers to look away.
eugenic in Medicine

eugenic eu·gen·ic (yōō-jěn'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Of or relating to eugenics.

  2. Relating or adapted to the production of good or improved offspring.

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