Definition of Neomorph

1. n. A structure, part, or organ developed independently, that is, not derived from a similar structure, part, or organ, in a preexisting form.



Definition of Neomorph

1. Noun. (genetics) a gain of function mutation that causes novel gene function. ¹

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Definition of Neomorph

1. a type of biological structure [n -S]

Medical Definition of Neomorph

1. A structure, part, or organ developed independently, that is, not derived from a similar structure, part, or organ, in a pre existing form. Origin: Neo- + Gr. Form. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Neomorph

neologization
neologizations
neologize
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neologizer
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neology
neomembrane
neomenoidea
neomenthol
neominimalist
neominimalists
neomodern
neomorph (current term)
neomorphic
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neomycin
neomycin sulfate
neomycins
neon
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neon fish
neon glow lamp
neon induction lamp
neon lamp
neon light

Literary usage of Neomorph

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"Paleontological and embryological evidence showed that the existing joint between the skull and the lower jaws in mammals is a neomorph, probably developed ..."

2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1906)
"While there is, at the present time, abundant evidence to show that the functional mouth of the vertebrate of to-day is a neomorph, and that the original ..."

3. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences by New York Academy of Sciences (1916)
"... placental mammals is a neomorph, in the nature of a glenoid epiphysis. This so-called epiphysis agrees with the ..."

4. Journal of Morphology by Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology (1889)
"Under the former view the head must be regarded as phylogenetically the oldest part of the animal, and the trunk as a neomorph, the origin of which involved ..."

5. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1895)
"... male, this vein is forked, and it seems scarcely clear whether the whole structure may not be a neomorph. It is rather characteristic of the ..."

6. Evolution of Mammalian Molar Teeth by Henry Fairfield Osborn (1907)
"... molar is supposed to be a neomorph or secondary upgrowth of the posterior side of the tooth. ..."

7. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1905)
"Undoubtedly the auditory organ is a "neomorph interposed amongst the nerves and altering their primitive courses "; but because this is the •case, ..."

8. The Journal of Comparative Neurology and Psychology by Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology (1905)
"The massive pallium which is related to the olfactory apparatus is regarded as a neomorph in gnathostomes and as such it is not of especial importance for ..."

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