cacogenics

[ kak-uh-jen-iks ]
/ ˌkæk əˈdʒɛn ɪks /
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noun (used with a singular verb)


Nearby words

  1. cacodylate,
  2. cacodylic,
  3. cacodylic acid,
  4. cacoepy,
  5. cacoethes,
  6. cacogeusia,
  7. cacographic,
  8. cacography,
  9. cacology,
  10. cacomelia

Origin of cacogenics

First recorded in 1915–20; caco- + (eu)genics

Related formscac·o·gen·ic, adjective

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Examples from the Web for cacogenic

  • The first type of family is often termed aristogenic and the second or defective type, cacogenic.

    Being Well-Born|Michael F. Guyer


British Dictionary definitions for cacogenic

cacogenics

/ (ˌkækəʊˈdʒɛnɪks) /

noun

another name for dysgenics
Derived Formscacogenic, adjective

Word Origin for cacogenics

C20: from caco- + eugenics

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