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dysgenics

[dis-jen-iks] /dɪsˈdʒɛn ɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb) Biology.
1.
the study of the operation of factors that cause degeneration in offspring.
Origin of dysgenics
1915-1920
First recorded in 1915-20; See origin at dysgenic, -ics
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dysgenics

/dɪsˈdʒɛnɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) the study of factors capable of reducing the quality of a race or strain, esp the human race Also called cacogenics
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