cacogenics


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cacogenics

(ˌkækəʊˈdʒɛnɪks)
n
(Anthropology & Ethnology) another name for dysgenics
[C20: from caco- + eugenics]
ˌcacoˈgenic adj

cacogenics

Biology. the study of the operation of factors that cause degeneration in offspring, especially as applied to factors unique to separate races. Also called dysgenics. — cacogenic, adj.
See also: Race
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Noun1.cacogenics - the study of the operation of factors causing degeneration in the type of offspring produced
bioscience, life science - any of the branches of natural science dealing with the structure and behavior of living organisms