Phenogram



[fee-nuh-gram] /ˈfi nəˌgræm/

noun, Biology.
1.
a diagram depicting taxonomic relationships among organisms based on overall similarity of many characteristics without regard to evolutionary history or assumed significance of specific characters: usually generated by computer.

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