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Meaning of EUGENICS

Pronunciation:  yoo'jeniks

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the study of methods of improving genetic qualities by selective breeding (especially as applied to human mating)

EUGENICS is a 8 letter word that starts with E.


 Antonyms: cacogenics, dysgenics
 See Also: bioscience, life science



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Eu*gen"ics\, n.
The science of improving stock, whether human or animal. --F.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The scientific study of artificial selection towards a particular set of desired characteristics.
  1. The study of improving a species by artificial selection; usually refers to the selective breeding of humans.
  2. the study of the methods that can improve the inherited qualities of a species.
Thesaurus Terms
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