- pertaining to or causing degeneration in the type of offspring produced.
Origin of dysgenic
Examples from the Web for dysgenic
Historical Examples of dysgenic
This is not alcoholism, and cannot be considered a dysgenic factor.
But a dysgenic factor in an animal is a dysgenic factor, and that is all there is to it.
It is a dysgenic factor but much less important than sadism.
It is an undesirable trait, but cannot be considered a dysgenic factor.
But in spite of all this, ill-assorted, dysgenic marriages will still be made.Applied Eugenics
Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
- of, relating to, or contributing to a degeneration or deterioration in the fitness and quality of a race or strain
- of or relating to dysgenics
- Relating to or causing the deterioration of hereditary qualities in offspring.