euthenics

[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
Related formseu·then·ist [yoo-then-ist, yoo-thuh-nist] /yuˈθɛn ɪst, ˈyu θə nɪst/, noun
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euthenics

noun
  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
Derived Formseuthenist, noun

Word Origin for euthenics

C20: from Greek euthēnein to thrive
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euthenics in Medicine

euthenics

[yōō-thĕnĭks]
n.
  1. The science concerned with establishing the optimum living conditions for plants, animals, or humans, especially through proper provisioning and environment.
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