neomorph etymology

English word neomorph comes from English neo-, English -morph (Morpheme. Shape, form, structure.)

Detailed word origin of neomorph

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
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chemistry) Having a structure, similar to that of neopentane, in which each hydrogen atom of a methyl group has been replaced by an alkyl group.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.
-morph English (eng) Morpheme. Shape, form, structure.
neomorph English (eng) (genetics) A gain of function mutation that causes novel gene function.

Words with the same origin as neomorph

Descendants of neo-
Neoplatonic neo neobehaviourism neoburlesque neoclassical neocommunism neoconservativism neocortex neodymium neoepithelialization neogrammatical neoliberalist neolite neomercantilism neonatal neopatrimonial neopenis neophallus neoplasia neorealism neosilicate neotetrazolium neothalamus neotraditional neourethra
Descendants of -morph
allomorphic allotriomorph amorph dimorph ectomorphic endomorph endomorphic gynomorph homoeomorphous hypermorph ichthyomorph karyomorph nematomorph olenimorph perimorph polymorph polymorphic protomorph pseudomorph pseudomorphic rhizomorph trimorph xenomorphous xeromorph