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- adjective medicine Of or relating to
- adjective archaic Tending toward
racial deteriorationthrough bad sexual selection.
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- adjective pertaining to or causing degeneration in the offspring produced
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"Rather than a cacogenic clan or a marginalized crypto-Muslim community," he writes, "the Ishmaels on the Web site appeared to be comfortable, middle-class Americans who got together for annual family picnics."
A great deal is known about human heredity—enough to make eugenical sterilization a safe policy, provided the standards for sterilization apply only to the most patently degenerate individuals who are definitely demonstrated to be cacogenic.