phenetics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction
phe·​net·​ics | \ fi-ˈne-tiks How to pronounce phenetics (audio) \

Definition of phenetics

: a system of biological classification based on phenetic methods

Other Words from phenetics

pheneticist \ fi-​ˈne-​tə-​sist How to pronounce pheneticist (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of phenetics

circa 1960, in the meaning defined above

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“Phenetics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phenetics. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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