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dysgenic

adjective dys·gen·ic \(ˌ)dis-ˈje-nik\

Definition of DYSGENIC

1
:  tending to promote survival of or reproduction by less well-adapted individuals (as the weak or diseased) especially at the expense of well-adapted individuals (as the strong or healthy) <the dysgenic effect of war>
2
:  biologically defective or deficient

First Known Use of DYSGENIC

1912
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dysgenic

adjective dys·gen·ic

Medical Definition of DYSGENIC

1
:  tending to promote survival of or reproduction by less well-adapted individuals (as the weak or diseased) especially at the expense of well-adapted individuals (as the strong or healthy) <the dysgenic effect of war>
2
:  biologically defective or deficient

Variants of DYSGENIC

dys·gen·ic also dis·gen·ic \(ˈ)dis-ˈjen-ik\

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