dysgenic

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adjective dys·gen·ic \(ˌ)dis-ˈje-nik\

Definition of dysgenic

  1. 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. 2 :  biologically defective or deficient

1912

First Known Use of dysgenic

1912


Medical Dictionary

dysgenic

adjective dys·gen·ic

Medical Definition of dysgenic

  1. 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. 2:  biologically defective or deficient

Variants of dysgenic

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disgenic

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