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phenetic

[fi-net-ik] /fɪˈnɛt ɪk/
adjective, Biology
1.
pertaining to or based on the observable similarities and differences between organisms without regard to assumed genealogy.
Origin
1960
1960; phen- (extracted from phenotype, or directly from Greek phaínein to show; cf. pheno-) + -etic, perhaps on the model of phyletic or phylogenetic
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Word Origin and History for phenetic
adj.

coined 1960, from Greek phainein "to appear" (see phantasm) + -etic. Related: Phenetically.

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