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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.
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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 eugenically

Historical Examples

  • And these were the people to whom England looked for a eugenically begotten race!

    Gray youth

    Oliver Onions

  • An increase of this tendency would be eugenically desirable.

    Applied Eugenics

    Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson

  • Will not the elimination of the eugenically unworthy rid the world of its heartaches and sorrows?

  • As Schiller points out, any measures to be eugenically effective must apply to the young.

    Six Major Prophets

    Edwin Emery Slosson

  • But eugenically this social hysteresis, this delay in recompensing merit, has a fatal effect.

    Six Major Prophets

    Edwin Emery Slosson


eugenically 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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