|(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 |
"The investigation of human eugenics, that is, of the conditions under which men of a high type are produced." [Galton, "Human Faculty," 1883]Related: Eugenic (adj.).
eugenics eu·gen·ics (yōō-jěn'ĭks)
The study of hereditary improvement of the human race by controlled selective breeding.
The idea that one can improve the human race by careful selection of those who mate and produce offspring.