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 (such as the weak or diseased) especially at the expense of well-adapted individuals (such as the strong or healthy) the dysgenic effect of war

2 : biologically defective or deficient

First Known Use of dysgenic

1912, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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dysgenic

adjective
dys·​gen·​ic
variants: also disgenic \(ˈ)dis-​ˈjen-​ik \

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

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