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dysgenics

[dis-jen-iks]
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noun (used with a singular verb) Biology.
  1. the study of the operation of factors that cause degeneration in offspring.

Origin of dysgenics

First recorded in 1915–20; see origin at dysgenic, -ics
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British Dictionary definitions for dysgenics

dysgenics

noun
  1. (functioning as singular) the study of factors capable of reducing the quality of a race or strain, esp the human raceAlso called: cacogenics
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