from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Defective or abnormal development of an organ, especially of the gonads.

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  • n. Defective development

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A condition of not generating or breeding freely; infertility; a form of homogenesis in which the hybrids are sterile among themselves, but are fertile with members of either parent race.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Difficulty in breeding; difficult generation; sterility; infecundity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. infertility between hybrids


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dys- + -genesis


  • Rather, they favor policies that will stop some suffering in the short run but which will cause dysgenesis.

    Sex, Policy, and Devolution « Isegoria

  • Despite this, Murray and Herrnstein argue that dysgenesis is lowering the national IQ by about one point per generation.


  • The scientific term for such a trend is "" dysgenesis, '' and Murray and Herrnstein take it very seriously.


  • Other conditions are less concrete: among those patients with partial androgen insensitivity syndrome, androgen biosynthetic defects and incomplete gonadal dysgenesis, approximately 25% go on to suffer dissatisfaction with their assigned gender.

    It's Easier to make a Hole than a Pole

  • For example, SINES and LINES can cause insertional mutagenesis, hybrid dysgenesis, chromosomal rearrangements, etc.

    Junk DNA, Junk Science, and The Onion Test - The Panda's Thumb

  • Natal women with vaginal dysgenesis or having had reconstruction after radical sugery have the same problem.


  • This will certainly benefit many Intersexed women with vaginal dysgenesis and other conditions where they have ovaries, but not the complete reproductive system.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • Dick and I say, "OK, let's look at the data" -- this is chapter 15 if I remember correctly, "We will look now at the data on dysgenesis."

    The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life

  • Let's take this dysgenesis as an example, because it illustrates several important points about the book.

    The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life

  • A 46, XY mother who developed as a normal woman underwent spontaneous puberty, reached menarche, menstruated regularly, experienced two unassisted pregnancies, and gave birth to a 46, XY daughter with complete gonadal dysgenesis.

    Pam's House Blend - Front Page


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