eugenic

[ yoo-jen-ik ]
/ yuˈdʒɛn ɪk /

adjective

of or bringing about improvement in the type of offspring produced.
having good inherited characteristics.

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Also eu·gen·i·cal .
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Origin of eugenic

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

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eugenic
[ yōō-jĕnĭk ]

adj.

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