eugenic

adjective eu·gen·ic \ yü-ˈje-nik \

Definition of eugenic

1 :relating to or fitted for the production of good offspring
2 :of or relating to eugenics

eugenically

play \yü-ˈje-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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Origin and Etymology of eugenic

Greek eugenēs wellborn, from eu- + -genēs born — more at -gen


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eugenic

adjective eu·gen·ic \ yu̇-ˈjen-ik \

medical Definition of eugenic

1 :relating to or fitted for the production of good offspring
2 :of or relating to eugenics

eugenically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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