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phenetics

[ fi-net-iks ]
/ fɪˈnɛt ɪks /
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noun (used with a singular verb)Biology.
classification of organisms based on measurable similarities and differences rather than genetic makeup and evolutionary descent.
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Origin of phenetics

see origin at phenetic, -ics

grammar notes for phenetics

See -ics.

OTHER WORDS FROM phenetics

phe·net·i·cist [fi-net-uh-sist], /fɪˈnɛt ə sɪst/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for phenetics

phenetics
/ (fɪˈnɛtɪks) /

noun
(functioning as singular) biology a system of classification based on similarities between organisms without regard to their evolutionary relationships

Derived forms of phenetics

phenetic, adjective

Word Origin for phenetics

C20: from phen (otype) + (gen) etics
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