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

Syn: cacogenics. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • Dysgenics — (and cacogenics) [] and the fruit fly. [cite journal |author=Kidwell MG |title=Evolution of hybrid dysgenesis determinants in Drosophila melanogaster |journal=Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. |volume=80 |issue=6 |pages=1655–9 |year=1983 |month=March …   Wikipedia

  • dysgenics — [dis jen′iks] n. the study of dysgenic trends in a population …   English World dictionary

  • dysgenics — /dis jen iks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) Biol. the study of the operation of factors that cause degeneration in offspring. [1915 20; see DYSGENIC, ICS] * * * …   Universalium

  • dysgenics — dys·gen·ics iks n pl but sing in constr the study of the accumulation and perpetuation of defective genes and traits in a population, race, or species * * * dys·gen·ics (dis jenґiks) [dys + Gr. gennan to produce] the study of racial deterioration …   Medical dictionary

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

  • dysgenics — n. study of genetic reasons for abnormal development …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dysgenics — dys·gen·ics …   English syllables

  • dysgenics — dys•gen•ics [[t]dɪsˈdʒɛn ɪks[/t]] n. (used with a sing. v.) med the study of factors causing genetic deterioration in a population or species • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • dysgenics — /dɪsˈdʒɛnɪks/ (say dis jeniks) noun the study of the operation of factors that cause degeneration in offspring. {dys + (eu)genics} …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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

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