eugenic

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adjective eu·gen·ic \yü-ˈje-nik\

Definition of eugenic

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

  2. 2 :  of or relating to eugenics

eugenically

play \yü-ˈje-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of eugenic

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


First Known Use: 1883


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eugenic

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adjective eu·gen·ic \yu̇-ˈjen-ik\

Medical Definition of eugenic

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

  2. 2:  of or relating to eugenics

eugenically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb

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