[ dis-jen-ik ]
/ dɪsˈdʒɛn ɪk /

adjective Pathology.

pertaining to or causing degeneration in the type of offspring produced.


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Origin of dysgenic

First recorded in 1910–15; dys- + -genic
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British Dictionary definitions for dysgenic

/ (dɪsˈdʒɛnɪk) /


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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Medical definitions for dysgenic

[ dĭs-jĕnĭk ]


Relating to or causing the deterioration of hereditary qualities in offspring.
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