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


Medical Dictionary

dysgenic

adjective dys·gen·ic
variants: also disgenic play \(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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