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phenetics

(fĭ-nĕt′ĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
A phenetic system of taxonomic classification.

phe·net′i·cist (-ĭ-sĭst) n.
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When two breeding populations are found to be more similar to each other than either is to the third, a pheneticist would conclude that the first two are more closely related to each other than either is to a third.
For example, pheneticists, who focus exclusively on morphological criteria for species membership, rate empiricist virtues, such as observability and simplicity, highly and tend towards a nominalist view of biological kinds (including species).