Neogea see neotropical region

neogeic a. [Gr. neos, new; ge, earth] Belonging to the Western Hemisphere or New World. see gerontogeous.

neonatal a. [Gr. neos, new; L. natus, bborn] Recently born or hatched.

neontology n. [Gr. neos, new; on, being; logos, discourse] The study of recent organisms.

neophorans n.pl. [Gr. neos, new; pherein, to carry] (PLATY: Turbellaria) 1. Individuals in which the yolk and oocytes are produced by a separate gland, or are produced in separate parts of an ovovitellarium; ectolecithal eggs. see archoo-phorans. 2. A former division of Turbellaria; a superorder.

neoplasm n.; pl. neoplasia [Gr. neos, new; plasma, formed or molded] An abnormal mass of tissue.

neosistens n. [Gr. neos, new; L. sistere, to stop] (ARTHRO: In-secta) In Hemiptera Adelgidae, the overwintering nymph of the sistens.

neosome n. [Gr. neos, new; soma, body] The entire organism altered by neosomy.

neosomule n. [Gr. neos, new; dim. soma, body] The new structure that results from the neosomic process.

neosomy n. [Gr. neos, new; soma, body] External transformation, during the formation of new cuticle, in an active stadium of a group normally metamorphosing by molts, i.e., certain insects, acarines, crustaceans and nematodes. neosomic a.

neostigma n. [Gr. neos, new; stigma, point] (ARTHRO: Cheli-cerata) In Prostigmata Acariformes, a secondary spiracle near the base or farther forward of the chelicera.

neotaxy n. [Gr. neos, new; taxis, arrangement] A secondary change of characters during phylogeny.

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