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eu·then·ics

 (yo͞o-thĕn′ĭks)
pl.n. (used with a sing. verb)
The study of the improvement of human functioning and well-being by improvement of living conditions.

[From Greek euthenein, to flourish.]

eu·then′ist n.

euthenics

(juːˈθɛnɪks)
n
(Environmental Science) (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
[C20: from Greek euthēnein to thrive]
euˈthenist n

eu•then•ics

(yuˈθɛn ɪks)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
a science concerned with improving the human species through the improvement of its environment.
[1900–05; < Greek euthēn(eîn) to be well off, prosper + -ics]
eu•then•ist (yuˈθɛn ɪst, ˈyu θə nɪst) n.

euthenics

a science concerned with improving the well-being of mankind through improvement of the environment. — euthenist, n.
See also: Environment
the art or science of improving a race or breed, especially the human race, by control of external influences, as environment. Cf. eugenics. — euthenist, n.
See also: Improvement
the art or science of improving a race or breed, especially the human race, by control of external influences, as environment. See also improvement.
See also: Race
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.euthenics - the study of methods of improving human well-being and efficient functioning by improving environmental conditions
bioscience, life science - any of the branches of natural science dealing with the structure and behavior of living organisms
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