[dis-jen-ik] /dɪsˈdʒɛn ɪk/

adjective, Pathology.
pertaining to or causing degeneration in the type of offspring produced.
of, relating to, or contributing to a degeneration or deterioration in the fitness and quality of a race or strain
of or relating to dysgenics

dysgenic dys·gen·ic (dĭs-jěn’ĭk)
Relating to or causing the deterioration of hereditary qualities in offspring.


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