[fi-net-ik] /fɪˈnɛt ɪk/

adjective, Biology.
pertaining to or based on the observable similarities and differences between organisms without regard to assumed genealogy.

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

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