Definition of dysgenic in English:



  • Exerting a detrimental effect on later generations through the inheritance of undesirable characteristics.

    ‘dysgenic breeding’
    • ‘In the generations following a dysgenic cross, the IF invades the genome until it reaches 10-15 copies per haploid genome and is progressively repressed through an autoregulation process.’
    • ‘Another fact that supports the DHPR role in the slow calcium signal is the complete absence of response in electrically stimulated myotubes derived from the dysgenic cell line.’
    • ‘These dysgenic females were highly sterile due to a high level of I retrotransposition.’
    • ‘War was considered dysgenic - it killed off society's best.’
    • ‘This dysgenic crisis would surely bring communism and the regression of mankind.’



/disˈjenik/ /dɪsˈdʒɛnɪk/