Of, relating to, or designating a system of classification of organisms based on analysis of a large number of quantifiable character traits, without consideration of evolutionary relationships.
Origin of pheneticphen(otype) + –etic.
(comparative more phenetic, superlative most phenetic)
- (systematics): Of, or relating to, phenetics.
Variant of phenetics
taxonomic classification based on observable characteristics, without reference to evolutionary relationships