Definition of neanic in English:

neanic

adjective

Zoology
  • Designating the later stages of an animal's growth, in which it acquires adult characteristics.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Sydney Buckman (1860–1929), geologist and palaeontologist. From ancient Greek νεανικός youthful from νεανίας young man + -ικός.

Pronunciation

neanic

/nɪˈanɪk/