neoplasm etymology

English word neoplasm comes from English neo-, English -plasm

Detailed word origin of neoplasm

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chemistry) Having a structure, similar to that of neopentane, in which each hydrogen atom of a methyl group has been replaced by an alkyl group.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.
-plasm English (eng)
neoplasm English (eng) (pathology, oncology) An abnormal new growth of disorganized tissue in animals or plants.

Words with the same origin as neoplasm

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 -plasm
alloplasm alloplasmic myoplasm