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eugenics

noun plural but singular in construction eu·gen·ics \yü-ˈje-niks\

: a science that tries to improve the human race by controlling which people become parents

Full Definition of EUGENICS

:  a science that deals with the improvement (as by control of human mating) of hereditary qualities of a race or breed

First Known Use of EUGENICS

1883

Other Sociology Terms

bourgeois, ethos, exurb, incommunicado, intelligentsia, megalopolis, metrosexual, mores, subculture

Rhymes with EUGENICS

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eugenics

noun plural but singular in construction eu·gen·ics \y-ˈjen-iks\

Medical Definition of EUGENICS

:  a science that deals with the improvement (as by control of human mating) of hereditary qualities of a race or breed

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