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Kallikak

[kal-i-kak] /ˈkæl ɪˌkæk/
noun
1.
the fictitious name of an actual family that was the focus of a sociological study: one branch of feeble-minded descendants were mostly social degenerates, while another branch with descendants of normal intelligence were mostly successful.
Compare Jukes.
Origin
< Greek kalli- calli- + kak- (see caco-)
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