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eugenic

or eugenical

[yoo-jen-ik] /yuˈdʒɛn ɪk/
adjective
1.
of or bringing about improvement in the type of offspring produced.
2.
having good inherited characteristics.
Compare dysgenic.
Origin of eugenic
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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  • The eugenic campaign, then, without the other would be almost futile.

    Parenthood and Race Culture Caleb Williams Saleeby
  • For this reason the scope of eugenic legislation is likely to be extended.

    Society Henry Kalloch Rowe
  • It is not looking forward to the cessation of its work in a eugenic millenium.

    Applied Eugenics Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
  • I submit that the difficulty can be solved only by the eugenic principle.

    Parenthood and Race Culture Caleb Williams Saleeby
  • eugenic (good origin), tending to improve the racial qualities of future generations, either physical or mental.

    Applied Eugenics Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
  • There is only one solution, and that is the eugenic solution.

    Parenthood and Race Culture Caleb Williams Saleeby
  • That is the real, rude, barbaric sense behind this eugenic legislation.

    Eugenics and Other Evils G. K. Chesterton
  • It is higher and more abundant life that is the eugenic ideal.

    Parenthood and Race Culture Caleb Williams Saleeby
  • If this condition were to be permanent, it would be somewhat difficult to suggest a eugenic form of income tax.

    Applied Eugenics Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
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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