eugenics
pronunciación (AFI) /juːˈdʒɛnɪks/

Etimología

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Del griego antiguo εὐγενής (eugenḗs, literalmente "bien nacido") y el sufijo inglés -ics. Acuñada por Francis Galton en 1883.1

Sustantivo

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Pluralia tantum
eugenics
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Eugenesia.

Véase también

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Referencias y notas

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  1. Galton, Francis (1883). Inquiries into human faculty and its development (en inglés), pg 24. «This is, with questions bearing on what is termed in Greek, eugenes, namely, good in stock, hereditarily endowed with noble qualities. This, and the allied words, eugeneia, etc., are equally applicable to men, brutes, and plants. […] We greatly want a brief word to express the science of improving stock […] The word eugenics would sufficiently express the idea; it is at least a neater word and a more generalised one than viriculture, which I once ventured to use.»