Definition of phenetic in English:

phenetic

adjective

Taxonomy
  • Designating or relating to the classification of organisms on the basis of their observed similarities and differences (often assessed in numerical terms), without reference to functional significance or evolutionary relationships; relating to or characteristic of phenetics.

Origin

1960s. From pheno- + -etic. Compare phenotype.

Pronunciation

phenetic

/fəˈnɛtɪk//fɛˈnɛtɪk/