a combining form meaning “new,” “recent,” “revived,” “modified,” used in the formation of compound words: neo-Darwinism; Neolithic; neoorthodoxy; neophyte.
Chemistry. a combining form used in the names of isomers having a carbon atom attached to four carbon atoms: neoarsphenamine.
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Also especially before a vowel, ne-.
Origin of neo-
< Greek, combining form of néos; akin to new
Words nearby neo-
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British Dictionary definitions for neo-
sometimes before a vowel ne-
(sometimes capital) new, recent, or a new or modern form or developmentneoclassicism; neocolonialism
(usually capital) the most recent subdivision of a geological periodNeogene
Word Origin for neo-
from Greek neos new
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Medical definitions for neo-
New and different:Neo-Freudian.
New and abnormal:neoplasm.
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