phenetic

phenetic
  Condition of overall similarity of chosen characters between taxa but without regard to whether the characters are homologous or due to convergence.
  See also Adansonian.

Expanded glossary of Cycad terms . 2014.

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  • phenetic — 1960, from Gk. phainein to appear (see PHANTASM (Cf. phantasm)) + ETIC (Cf. etic). Related: Phenetically …   Etymology dictionary

  • phenetic — adjective Etymology: phenotype + etic (as in genetic) Date: 1960 of or relating to taxonomic analysis that emphasizes the overall similarities of characteristics among biological taxa without regard to phylogenetic relationships …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • phenetic — /fi net ik/, adj. Biol. pertaining to or based on the observable similarities and differences between organisms without regard to assumed genealogy. [1960; phen (extracted from PHENOTYPE, or directly from Gk phaínein to show; cf. PHENO ) + ETIC,… …   Universalium

  • phenetic — adjective Of, or relating to, phenetics …   Wiktionary

  • phenetic — phe·net·ic …   English syllables

  • phenetic — phe•net•ic [[t]fɪˈnɛt ɪk[/t]] adj. bio tax pertaining to or based on the observable similarities and differences between organisms without regard to assumed genealogy • Etymology: 1960; phen (extracted from phenotype, or directly from Gk phaínein …   From formal English to slang

  • phenetic — fə̇ˈned.ik adjective Etymology: phenotype + etic (as in genetic) : of or relating to taxonomic analysis that emphasizes the overall similarities of characteristics among biological taxa without regard to phylogenetic relationships compare… …   Useful english dictionary

  • phenetic classification — A classification based on phenotypes rather than evolution from a common ancestor …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • phenetic ranking — Ranking into categories according to degree of overall similarity …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • phenetic system — A classification system that groups organisms together based on the similarity of their observable charactistics …   Dictionary of microbiology

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