noun (used with a singular verb) Biology.
classification of organisms based on measurable similarities and differences rather than genetic makeup and evolutionary descent.

see phenetic, -ics

pheneticist [fi-net-uh-sist] , noun

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phenetics (fɪˈnɛtɪks)
(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]

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Range expansion of brewers blackbird phenetics of a new population.
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