- pertaining to or causing degeneration in the type of offspring produced.
Origin of dysgenic
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Examples from the Web for dysgenic
This is not alcoholism, and cannot be considered a dysgenic factor.
But a dysgenic factor in an animal is a dysgenic factor, and that is all there is to it.
It is a dysgenic factor but much less important than sadism.
It is an undesirable trait, but cannot be considered a dysgenic factor.
But in spite of all this, ill-assorted, dysgenic marriages will still be made.Applied Eugenics
Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
- of, relating to, or contributing to a degeneration or deterioration in the fitness and quality of a race or strain
- of or relating to dysgenics
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- Relating to or causing the deterioration of hereditary qualities in offspring.
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