eugenic

[yoo-jen-ik]
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

eugenically, adverb
noneugenic, adjective
noneugenical, adjective
noneugenically, adverb
uneugenic, adjective
uneugenical, adjective
uneugenically, adverb
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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 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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Example sentences
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.
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