The study or practice of attempting to improve the human gene pool by encouraging the reproduction of people considered to have desirable traits and discouraging or preventing the reproduction of people considered to have undesirable traits.
American Heritage Medicine
The movement devoted to improving the human species through the control of hereditary factors in mating.
Webster's New World
- genetic counseling
- race improvement
Origin of Eugenics
Comes from Ancient Greek meaning "good breeding". Coined in 1883 by an English scientist, Francis Galton, who was cousin of Charles Darwin.
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