euthenics [yo͞o then′iks ]
[< Gr euthēnein, to flourish (< eu- (see EU-) + IE base * gwhen-, to swell > Pers āganiš, full) + -ICS]
the science of improving the human species through control of environmental factors

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  • Euthenics — deals with human improvement through altering external factors such as education and the controllable environment, including the prevention and removal of contagious disease and parasites, environmentalism, education regarding home economics,… …   Wikipedia

  • Euthenics — Unter Euthenics versteht man die Lehre von der Weiterentwicklung der Menschheit durch Verbesserungen der Umwelt. Im Rahmen der Euthenics Forschung beachtete Umweltbedingungen sind vor allem: Bildung Ernährung Wohnbedingungen und Seuchenprävention …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • euthenics — noun plural but singular or plural in construction Etymology: Greek euthenein to thrive Date: 1905 a science that deals with development of human well being by improvement of living conditions • euthenist noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • euthenics — euthenist /yooh then ist, yooh theuh nist/, n. /yooh then iks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) a science concerned with bettering the condition of human beings through the improvement of their environment. [1900 05; < Gk euthen(eîn) to be well off,… …   Universalium

  • euthenics — noun a) The study of the effects of place on people. b) study of improvement of human function when environment improves …   Wiktionary

  • euthenics — The science concerned with establishing optimum living conditions for plants, animals, or humans, especially through proper provisioning and environment. [G. eutheneo, to thrive] * * * eu·then·ics yu̇ then iks n pl but sing or pl in constr a… …   Medical dictionary

  • euthenics — science concerned with improving living conditions Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • euthenics — n. science that deals with the betterment of the human condition by improving the environment …   English contemporary dictionary

  • euthenics — eu·then·ics …   English syllables

  • euthenics — eu•then•ics [[t]yuˈθɛn ɪks[/t]] n. (used with a sing. v.) a science concerned with improving the human species through the improvement of its environment • Etymology: 1900–05; < Gk euthēn(eîn) to be well off, prosper + ics eu•then•ist yuˈθɛn… …   From formal English to slang

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