phe·​net·​ics fi-ˈne-tiks How to pronounce phenetics (audio)
plural in form but singular in construction
: a system of biological classification based on phenetic methods
pheneticist noun

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1960, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of phenetics was circa 1960

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“Phenetics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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