Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Date: 1800-1900
Language: Greek
Origin: eugenes 'well born', from genes 'born'

eugenics

noun
     
Related topics: Birth
eu‧gen‧ics [uncountable]
MB the study of methods to improve the mental and physical abilities of the human race by choosing who should become parents - used in order to show disapproval

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary