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
1880–85; < Greek eugen(ḗs) wellborn (see eu-, -gen) + -ic
Related forms
eugenically, adverb
noneugenic, adjective
noneugenical, adjective
noneugenically, adverb
uneugenic, adjective
uneugenical, adjective
uneugenically, adverb
Example Sentences for eugenic
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.
British Dictionary definitions for eugenic
eugenics (juːˈdʒɛnɪks)
 
n
(functioning as singular) the study of methods of improving the quality of the human race, esp by selective breeding
 
[C19: from Greek eugenēs well-born, from eu- + -genēs born; see -gen]
 
eu'genic
 
adj
 
eu'genically
 
adv
 
eu'genicist
 
n
 
eugenist
 
n, —adj

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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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