a movement seeking to improve the human species by modifying the biological development of the individual, as through prenatal gene manipulation with chemicals
Origin of euphenicscoined (1963) by Joshua Lederberg, United States geneticist ; from eu- + phen- (as in phenotype) + -ics, after eugenics
noun(used with a sing. verb)
The practice of adjusting the diet or environment of a person in order to diminish the effects of a genetic disorder.
Origin of euphenicsBlend of eugenics and phenotype.
From eu- + phenotype + -ics.