[ yoo-then-iks ]

noun(used with a singular verb)
  1. a science concerned with bettering the condition of human beings through the improvement of their environment.

Origin of euthenics

1900–05; <Greek euthēn(eîn) to be well off, prosper + -ics

Other words from euthenics

  • eu·then·ist [yoo-then-ist, yoo-thuh-nist], /yuˈθɛn ɪst, ˈyu θə nɪst/, noun

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How to use euthenics in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for euthenics


/ (juːˈθɛnɪks) /

  1. (functioning as singular) the study of the control of the environment, esp with a view to improving the health and living standards of the human race

Origin of euthenics

C20: from Greek euthēnein to thrive

Derived forms of euthenics

  • euthenist, noun

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