eugenist

eugenicist

[yoo-jen-uh-sist]
noun
1.
a specialist in eugenics.
2.
an advocate of eugenic measures.
Also, eugenist [yoo-juh-nist, yoo-jen-ist] .


Origin:
1905–10; eugenic + -ist

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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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