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orthogenic

[ awr-thuh-jen-ik ]
/ ˌɔr θəˈdʒɛn ɪk /
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adjective
Psychology. of, concerned with, or providing corrective treatment for intellectually disabled or emotionally disturbed children: an orthogenic school.
Biology. orthogenetic.
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Origin of orthogenic

First recorded in 1895–1900; ortho- + -genic
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British Dictionary definitions for orthogenic

orthogenic
/ (ˌɔːθəʊˈdʒɛnɪk) /

adjective
med relating to corrective procedures designed to promote healthy development
of or relating to orthogenesis

Derived forms of orthogenic

orthogenically, adverb
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