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  • adjective medicine Of or relating to cacogenesis.
  • adjective archaic Tending toward racial deterioration through 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."

    Call Them the Ishmaels

  • 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.

    Second Glance


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