[ yoo-jen-ik ]
/ yuˈdʒɛn ɪk /


of or bringing about improvement in the type of offspring produced.
having good inherited characteristics.
Also eu·gen·i·cal.
Compare dysgenic.

Origin of eugenic

1880–85; < Greek eugen(ḗs) wellborn (see eu-, -gen) + -ic

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[ yōō-jĕnĭk ]


Of or relating to eugenics.
Relating or adapted to the production of good or improved offspring.

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