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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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Pheneticists use overall similarity to measure degrees of relatedness.
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).