Eugenic Eu*gen"ic ([-u]*j[e^]n"[i^]k), a. [See {Eugenia}.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or derived from, cloves; as, eugenic acid. [1913 Webster]

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  • eugenic — EUGÉNIC, Ă, eugenici, ce, adj. (livr.) Referitor la eugenie. [pr.: e u ] – Din engl. eugenic. Trimis de bogdang, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  eugénic adj. m., pl. eugénici; f …   Dicționar Român

  • Eugenic — Eu*gen ic ([ u]*j[e^]n [i^]k), a. [Gr. e ygenh s.] Well born; of high birth. Atlantic Monthly. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eugenic — [yo͞o jen′ik] adj. [Gr eugenēs, well born: see EUGENE1] 1. causing improvement of hereditary qualities of a stock: cf. DYSGENIC 2. of, relating to, or improved by eugenics: Also eugenical eugenically adv …   English World dictionary

  • eugenic — eugenics ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ the science of using controlled breeding to increase the occurrence of desirable heritable characteristics in a population. DERIVATIVES eugenic adjective eugenicist noun & adjective. ORIGIN from Greek eu well + gen s born …   English terms dictionary

  • eugenic — adjective Etymology: Greek eugenēs wellborn, from eu + genēs born more at gen Date: 1883 1. relating to or fitted for the production of good offspring 2. of or relating to eugenics • eugenically adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • eugenic — eugenically, adv. /yooh jen ik/, adj. 1. of or bringing about improvement in the type of offspring produced. 2. having good inherited characteristics. Also, eugenical. Cf. dysgenic. [1880 85; < Gk eugen(és) wellborn (see EU , GEN) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • eugenic — adjective a) of or relating to eugenics b) relating or adapting to production of good offspring …   Wiktionary

  • eugenic — Relating to eugenics. * * * eu·gen·ic yu̇ jen ik adj 1) relating to or fitted for the production of good offspring 2) of or relating to eugenics eu·gen·i·cal·ly i k(ə )lē adv …   Medical dictionary

  • eugènic — eu|gè|nic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • eugenic — eu·gen·ic || juː dÊ’enɪk adj. pertaining to eugenics, pertaining to the study of racial improvement through selective breeding and other methods …   English contemporary dictionary

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