cacogenics
cacogenics cacogenics n. the study of the operation of factors causing degeneration in the type of offspring produced.

Syn: dysgenics. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • cacogenics — noun the study of the operation of factors causing degeneration in the type of offspring produced • Syn: ↑dysgenics • Ant: ↑eugenics (for: ↑dysgenics) • Derivationally related forms: ↑cacogenic, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • cacogenics — cacogenic, adj. /kak euh jen iks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) dysgenics. [1915 20; CACO + (EU)GENICS] * * * …   Universalium

  • cacogenics — noun The opposite of eugenics; the aggregation of factors, through adverse sexual selection, tending to promote the deterioration of the race …   Wiktionary

  • cacogenics — study of racial degeneration Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • cacogenics — n. study of causes of deterioration in offspring (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cacogenics — caco·gen·ics …   English syllables

  • cacogenics — /kækoʊˈdʒɛnɪks/ (say kakoh jeniks) noun → dysgenics. {caco + (eu)genics} –cacogenic, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • cacogenics —   n. study or process of racial deterioration.    ♦ cacogenic, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • dysgenics — noun the study of the operation of factors causing degeneration in the type of offspring produced • Syn: ↑cacogenics • Ant: ↑eugenics • Derivationally related forms: ↑cacogenic (for: ↑cacogenics), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • cacogenic — adjective pertaining to or causing degeneration in the offspring produced • Syn: ↑dysgenic • Ant: ↑eugenic (for: ↑dysgenic) • Pertains to noun: ↑cacogenics, ↑dysgenics …   Useful english dictionary

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