dysgenic

[ dis-jen-ik ]
/ dɪsˈdʒɛn ɪk /
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adjective Pathology.

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

Nearby words

  1. dysfunction,
  2. dysfunctional,
  3. dysfunctional uterine bleeding,
  4. dysgammaglobulinemia,
  5. dysgenesis,
  6. dysgenics,
  7. dysgerminoma,
  8. dysgeusia,
  9. dysgnathia,
  10. dysgnosia

Compare eugenic.

Origin of dysgenic

First recorded in 1910–15; dys- + -genic

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British Dictionary definitions for dysgenic

dysgenic

/ (dɪsˈdʒɛnɪk) /

adjective

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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Medicine definitions for dysgenic

dysgenic

[ dĭs-jĕnĭk ]

adj.

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

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