ne-, neo-

(Greek: new, recent, current, young)

The killing of a neonate (a baby from birth to four weeks).
A physician specializing in neonatology.
neonatology, neonatal medicine
1. The study, care, and treatment of neonates.
2. The study and science of the newborn up to two months of age postnatally.
3. The branch of medicine dealing with the newborn infant and its diseases, as well as its physical and psychological care, assessment, and development.
neonatus (Latin)
A reference to the newborn.

Although the first 28 days of life comprise the usual period designating a "neonate" or "newborn", for statistical purposes, some have reckoned the period as applying to the first seven days.

The term "early neonatus" has been used to describe the first week of life.

1. The study of presently alive or recently extinct organisms.
2. The science of current organic life.
1. A Protestant movement that arose during World War I and is closely associated with Karl Barth. It opposes liberalism and advocates certain theological, especially Calvinist doctrines of the Reformation.
2. A movement in Protestant theology, beginning after World War I, stressing the absolute sovereignty of God and chiefly characterized by a reaction against liberal theology and a reaffirmation of certain doctrines of the Reformation.
neopaganism, neo-paganism (noun) (no plural)
Identified as a 20th-century revival of interest in the worship of nature, fertility, etc.; as represented by various deities: Neopaganism is said to combine the worship of nature deities of the earth, with benign witchcraft.

Adherents of neopaganism often have deep ecological concerns and an attachment to nature; so, many worship an earth-mother goddess and center their rituals on the change of the seasons.

Neopaganism is considered to be a combination of historical inspiration and present-day creativity.

Those who are part of neopaganism rely on pre-Christian and folkloric sources and so many of them follow a spirituality, which they consider to be entirely modern, while others attempt to reconstruct or to revive religions from historical sources as accurately as possible.

neopathy (s) (noun), neopathies (pl)
A new or newly discovered disease: Anita complained about her hand hurting, and since the doctor could not diagnose it, he named it a neopathy, some ailment he had never seen or heard about before!
neopharmaphobia (s) (noun) (no plural)
An exaggerated fear of a new medicine or drugs: Having neopharmaphobia, Jane was very apprehensive of the medication the doctor prescribed for her because it was the most recent one on the market, and therefore she asked him for one that had proved its excellent quality over the years.
The invention of one or more new languages by a subject who alone knows the grammar, syntax, or vocabulary of the invented tongue.

It is a rare phenomenon that has been reported in an expansive paranoia and mania.

The tendency of an animal to approach an unfamiliar object or situation.
1. An abnormal love for novelty and new people and scenes.
2. A morbid, or undue, desire for novelty.
neophily (s) (noun) (no pl)
The attraction, or inclination to approach unfamiliar objects or situations: Mary was definitely keen on trying out new .activities and getting to know how to do new things. Later she found out that this was termed neophily.
neophobia (s) (noun), neophobias (pl)
An intense aversion for new things, innovations, or unfamiliar things: Some people have neophobias when something is unknown or not understood.
Any new psychosis of childhood.

Cross references of word families related to: "new, recent": cen-, ceno-; nov-, novo-.