Origin of negative eugenics
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noun (used with a singular verb)
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Word Origin for eugenics
Word Origin and History for negative eugenics
1883, coined (along with adjective eugenic) by English scientist Francis Galton (1822-1911) on analogy of ethics, physics, etc. from Greek eugenes "well-born, of good stock, of noble race," from eu- "good" (see eu-) + genos "birth" (see genus).
The investigation of human eugenics, that is, of the conditions under which men of a high type are produced. [Galton, "Human Faculty," 1883]
Medicine definitions for negative eugenics
Culture definitions for negative eugenics
The idea that one can improve the human race by careful selection of those who mate and produce offspring.