eugenism


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eugenism

(ˈjuːdʒɪˌnɪzəm)
n
(Genetics) genetics the practice or advocacy of eugenics

eugenism

the blend of factors and influences most suitable for the improvement of the inherited characteristics of a breed or race, especially the human race. — eugenic, adj.
See also: Race
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This relegation of the sacred to whatever man says or manipulates gave vent to the eugenism of Nazism that has had considerable effects on mankind since the holocausts of World War I and II.
The roots of anxiety extend beyond a single school: thus, although genetics today is wary of praising the merits of eugenism, not long ago its biggest names wished to, and certain current theoretical views are still imbued with it.