[ yoo-jen-ik ]
/ yuˈdʒɛn ɪk /


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

Nearby words

  1. eugene i,
  2. eugene ii,
  3. eugene iii,
  4. eugene iv,
  5. eugenia,
  6. eugenicist,
  7. eugenics,
  8. eugenie,
  9. eugenist,
  10. eugenius i

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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