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noun (used with a singular verb)
  1. dysgenics.
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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

Historical Examples

  • 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


  1. another name for dysgenics
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Derived Formscacogenic, adjective

Word Origin

C20: from caco- + eugenics
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