from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or designating a system of classification of organisms based on overall or observable similarities rather than on phylogenetic or evolutionary relationships.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. : Of, or relating to, phenetics.
phen(otype) + -etic.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)