- of or bringing about improvement in the type of offspring produced.
- having good inherited characteristics.
Origin of eugenic
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Examples from the Web for eugenic
She operated at a time when eugenic arguments were very much in vogue, harnessed by both sides of the birth-control debate.How Palin Flunks Feminism
November 26, 2010
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.The Task of Social Hygiene
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
- Of or relating to eugenics.
- Relating or adapted to the production of good or improved offspring.
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