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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]
n. (used with a sing. v.)
classification of organisms based on phenetic methodology.
phe•net′i•cist (-ə sɪst) n.