dysgenic

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dys·gen·ics

 (dĭs-jĕn′ĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The belief that deterioration of the human gene pool occurs by the increased survival and reproduction of people with undesirable traits.

dys·gen′ic adj.

dysgenic

(dɪsˈdʒɛnɪk)
adj
1. (Anthropology & Ethnology) of, relating to, or contributing to a degeneration or deterioration in the fitness and quality of a race or strain
2. (Anthropology & Ethnology) of or relating to dysgenics

dys•gen•ic

(dɪsˈdʒɛn ɪk)

adj.
pertaining to or causing degeneration in the type of offspring produced. Compare eugenic.
[1910–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dysgenic - pertaining to or causing degeneration in the offspring produced
eugenic - pertaining to or causing improvement in the offspring produced
Translations
dysgénique
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