adjective \fi-ˈne-tik\

Definition of PHENETIC

:  of or relating to taxonomic analysis that emphasizes the overall similarities of characteristics among biological taxa without regard to phylogenetic relationships

Origin of PHENETIC

phenotype + -etic (as in genetic)
First Known Use: 1960


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