dysgenics

[dis-jen-iks]

noun (used with a singular verb) Biology.

the study of the operation of factors that cause degeneration in offspring.

Nearby words

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

Origin of dysgenics

First recorded in 1915–20; see origin at dysgenic, -ics

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British Dictionary definitions for dysgenics

dysgenics

noun

(functioning as singular) the study of factors capable of reducing the quality of a race or strain, esp the human raceAlso called: cacogenics
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