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n. (used with a sing. verb)
The study or practice of attempting to improve the human gene pool by encouraging the reproduction of people considered to have desirable traits and discouraging or preventing the reproduction of people considered to have undesirable traits.
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(Genetics) (functioning as singular) the study of methods of improving the quality of the human race, esp by selective breeding
[C19: from Greek eugenēs well-born, from eu- + -genēs born; see -gen]
euˈgenic, euˈgenical adj
euˈgenicist, euˈgenecist n
eugenist n, adj
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n. (used with a sing. v.)
a science concerned with improving a species, esp. the human species, by such means as influencing or encouraging reproduction by persons presumed to have desirable genetic traits.
eu•gen′i•cist (-ə sɪst) n.
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the science of improving a breed or species through the careful selection of parents. — eugenicist, n. — eugenic, adj.See also: Improvement
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|Noun||1.||eugenics - the study of methods of improving genetic qualities by selective breeding (especially as applied to human mating)|
bioscience, life science - any of the branches of natural science dealing with the structure and behavior of living organisms
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eugenics[juːˈdʒenɪks] NSING → eugenesia f
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eugenics[juːˈdʒɛnɪks] n → eugénisme m
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n sing → Eugenik f
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eugenics[juːˈdʒɛnɪks] nsg → eugenica
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
n. eugenesia, ciencia que estudia el mejoramiento de la especie humana de acuerdo con las leyes biológicas de la herencia.
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