neo- etymology

English word neo- comes from Ancient Greek νεο-

Detailed word origin of neo-

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νεο- Ancient Greek (grc)
neo- English (eng) (organic chemistry) Being a newly-discovered or -synthesized variant of an existing compound. (organic chemistry) Having a structure, similar to that of neopentane, in which each hydrogen atom of a methyl group has been replaced by an alkyl group. Contemporary. New.