ne-, neo-

(Greek: new, recent, current, young)

The scientific description of the kidneys.
neophyte (s) (noun), neophytes (pl)
1. A recent convert to a religion; a name given by the early Christians, and still given by the Roman Catholics, to those who have recently embraced the Christian faith: In the book Dick was reading, little Susan was a neophyte and new in the church and was being taught by answering questions about her religion.
2. Someone who is a beginner or a novice who starts to do something that he or she has not done before: Betty was a complete neophyte at playing the piano, having had her very first lesson that day!
Anyone who starts to do something new.
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A person who has not learned to do the right thing.
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A new and abnormal formation of tissue; such as, a tumor or growth.

It serves no useful function, but it grows at the expense of the healthy organism.

A reference to a growth or formation of tissue resulting from a morbid action; such as, a tumor.
1. The renewal by surgical formation, or restoration, of bodily parts.
2. Plastic surgery for the restoration of old body parts, or the formation of new parts in the body.
neossin, neossine
1. The substance constituting the edible bird's nest.
2. A hyalogen, the chief component of edible birds' nests, secreted from glands well developed in the birds during the nest-building season.
The study of young or newly-hatched birds.
neossoptile, neoptile, nessoptile
1. Regarding young birds, a down feather which forms the natal plumage.
2. Feathers of nestlings; down feathers, or the down of newly hatched birds.
3. Etymology: from Greek neos, "new, young" + ptilon, "feather".....

The plumage of the newborn chick is downy, called neossoptile; the development which follows is termed teleoptile.

Juvenal plumage, is frequently distinct from that of the adult bird; is often drab, streaked, or spotted, and thus camouflages the young bird.

The surgical formation of a new artificial opening into a bodily organ or between two bodily organs.
neotechnic, neotechnics
Denoting, or belonging to, the most recent stage of industrial development.
1. A technique for predicting earthquakes that involves measuring the recent rate of slippage of landmarks along faults.
2. The study of the most recent structures and structural history of the earth's crust, from the end of the Miocene epoch to the present.
neoteric (adjective) (not comparable)
1. Relating to something that is of a recent or contemporary origin: Another effort made by the U.S. White House to show its neoteric wisdom went awry.
2. Referring to a new or modern writer, thinker, etc.: Ingrid mistakenly thought that the author John Grisham was a neoteric author; however, she was wrong because he has been writing up-to-date novels which have appeared on the market for a long time.
Pertaining to something that is recent or new.
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1. An innovation or novelty; a neoteric word or phrase. 2. An innovation in language, as a new word, term, or expression.
3. The use of new words, terms, or expressions.
Any one who uses new words, terms, or expressions.
A reference to that which is new, modern, or recently introduced; such as, the coinage of new words, or a newly coined word.

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