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n. (used with a sing. verb)
A phenetic system of taxonomic classification.

phe·net′i·cist (-ĭ-sĭst) n.


(Biology) (functioning as singular) biology a system of classification based on similarities between organisms without regard to their evolutionary relationships
[C20: from phen(otype) + (gen)etics]
pheˈnetic adj


(fɪˈnɛt ɪks)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
classification of organisms based on phenetic methodology.
phe•net′i•cist (-ə sɪst) n.
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Investigation of species boundaries in this group used data from morphological phenetics from a field plots in Peru (Huaman & Spooner, 2002) and the Saint Petersburg Region, Russia (Gavrilenko et al, 2010), nuclear microsatellites (Raker & Spooner, 2002; Ghislain et al.
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During the late seventies and early eighties, scientific meetings and seminar discussions became quite heated over Cladistics or Phenetics.
Phenetics and ecology of hybridization in buckeye butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae).
Phenetics--a method of classification by which similarity is determined by considering phenetic characters (characters responsible for an entity's appearance).
Lee JC: Anolis sagrei in Florida: Phenetics of a colonizing species I.
The approach to analysing the species confusion and relationships within the genus utilises phenetics as well as cladistics.
Distribution and population phenetics of the Florida scrub lizard, Copeia 1973:746-761.