eugenism

noun
eu·​gen·​ism | \ yüˈjeˌnizəm, yüˈjēˌ-, ˈyüjəˌ- \
plural -s

Definition of eugenism

: the combination of influences best suited to improve the hereditary qualities of a race or breed, especially the human race

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History and Etymology for eugenism

Greek eugenēs + English -ism

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“Eugenism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eugenism. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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