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eugenics

eu·gen·ics

eugenics

pronunciation:
yu je nihks
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part of speech: noun
definition: (used with a sing. verb) the study of or belief in the genetic improvement of the human race through control of breeding.
Word Parts
The word eugenics contains the following parts:
eu Greek prefix that means good, well
synonyms:
ben, bene, bon
antonyms:
mal, male, dys-
 
-ics Greek noun-forming suffix that means science, study, or practice of; properties of; practices pertaining to
synonyms:
-logy, -ology