Meaning of neomorph in English:

neomorph

Pronunciation /ˈnɪə(ʊ)mɔːf/

noun

  • 1Biology
    An anatomical structure or feature that has arisen during phylogeny as a new development, rather than by derivation from earlier features; a structure that does not have a homologue in earlier forms.

  • 2Genetics
    A mutant allele that produces an effect qualitatively different from that of the wild-type allele.

Origin

Late 19th century. From neo- + -morph.