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eugenic

[yoo-jen-ik]
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adjective
  1. of or bringing about improvement in the type of offspring produced.
  2. having good inherited characteristics.
Also eu·gen·i·cal.
Compare dysgenic.

Origin of eugenic

1880–85; < Greek eugen(ḗs) wellborn (see eu-, -gen) + -ic
Related formseu·gen·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·eu·gen·ic, adjectivenon·eu·gen·i·cal, adjectivenon·eu·gen·i·cal·ly, adverbun·eu·gen·ic, adjectiveun·eu·gen·i·cal, adjectiveun·eu·gen·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for eugenic

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples

  • I was her physician, for I have not always been in the Eugenic Service.

  • My next duty as a German father-elect was to report to the Eugenic Office.

  • The use of the terms "fit" and "unfit" in a eugenic sense has been criticized.

  • For this reason the scope of eugenic legislation is likely to be extended.

    Society

    Henry Kalloch Rowe

  • Anonymous letters had warned him that she was after him for eugenic purposes.

    The Gay Rebellion

    Robert W. Chambers


eugenic in Medicine

eugenic

(yōō-jĕnĭk)
adj.
  1. Of or relating to eugenics.
  2. Relating or adapted to the production of good or improved offspring.
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