phenetics
noun plural but singular in construction Date: circa 1960 a system of biological classification based on phenetic methods • pheneticist noun

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  • Phenetics — should not be confused with phonetics, the study of speech sounds, despite the similarity in pronunciation. In biology, phenetics, also known as taximetrics, is an attempt to classify organisms based on overall similarity, usually in morphology… …   Wikipedia

  • phenetics — [fi net′iks] n. taxonomic classification based on observable characteristics, without reference to evolutionary relationships phenetic adj. pheneticist n …   English World dictionary

  • phenetics — fenetika statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Genetikos skyrius, kurio objektas yra genetinės fenų susidarymo kontrolės mechanizmas. atitikmenys: angl. phenetics rus. фенетика …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • phenetics — iks noun plural but singular in construction : a system of biological classification based on phenetic methods * * * pheneticist /fi net euh sist/, n. /fi net iks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) Biol. classification of organisms based on measurable… …   Useful english dictionary

  • phenetics — classification based on grouping by overall similarity, not recency of common descent …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • phenetics — pheneticist /fi net euh sist/, n. /fi net iks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) Biol. classification of organisms based on measurable similarities and differences rather than genetic makeup and evolutionary descent. [see PHENETIC, ICS] Usage. See ics.… …   Universalium

  • phenetics — noun A form of numerical systematics in which organisms are grouped based upon the total or relative number of shared characteristics …   Wiktionary

  • phenetics — phe·net·ics …   English syllables

  • phenetics — phe•net•ics [[t]fɪˈnɛt ɪks[/t]] n. (used with a sing. v.) bio tax classification of organisms based on phenetic methodology phe•net′i•cist ə sɪst n …   From formal English to slang

  • phenetics — /fəˈnɛtɪks/ (say fuh netiks) plural noun (construed as singular) a classificatory system based on similarities between organisms and ignoring evolutionary relationships. {Greek phainein to show + (gen)etics} –phenetic, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

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