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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The belief that deterioration of the human gene pool occurs by the increased survival and reproduction of people with undesirable traits.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun the study of the operation of factors causing degeneration in the type of offspring produced.

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

  • noun the study of the operation of factors causing degeneration in the type of offspring produced

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