[nee-oh-pahy-lahy-nuh, -lee-]


any primitive mollusk of the genus Neopilina, having a serial repetition of internal organs that suggests a close relationship to the annelids.

Nearby words

  1. neopaganism,
  2. neopallium,
  3. neophilia,
  4. neophobia,
  5. neophyte,
  6. neoplasia,
  7. neoplasm,
  8. neoplasticism,
  9. neoplasty,
  10. neoplatonism

Origin of neopilina

< New Latin, equivalent to neo- neo- + Pilina genus of mollusks Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019