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eugenic

[ yoo-jen-ik ]
/ yuˈdʒɛn ɪk /
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adjective
of or relating to measures intended to produce a perceived improvement in the characteristics of the human species or a human population, especially through reproductive policy.
having inherited characteristics that are seen as favorable for the purpose of producing or reproducing perceived improvements in the human species or a human population.Compare dysgenic.
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Also eu·gen·i·cal [yoo-jen-i-kuhl] /yuˈdʒɛn ɪ kəl/ .
See also eugenics.

Origin of eugenic

First recorded in 1880–85; from Greek eugen(ḗs) “wellborn” (see eu-, -gen) + -ic

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