pertaining to or causing degeneration in the type of offspring produced.
- Compare eugenic.
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How to use dysgenic in a sentence
If such were the case, the measures referred to, despite the euthenic considerations, must be classified as dysgenic.
Therefore, in so far as it would encourage men of inferior quality to have or increase families, it is unquestionably dysgenic.
This discrimination of some apartment owners against families with children would therefore appear to be dysgenic in its effect.
A dysgenic feature often found in trades unionism will easily be understood after our discussion of the minimum wage.
dysgenic (bad origin), tending to impair the racial qualities of future generations; the opposite of eugenic.
British Dictionary definitions for dysgenic
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
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