Definition of neomorphism in English:

neomorphism

noun

  • 1Biology. The evolutionary process that gives rise to a new anatomical structure or feature; the development of a neomorph; an instance of this.

  • 2Genetics. The property of being a neomorph.

  • 3Geology. The diagenetic transformation of a mineral which results in its replacement by new crystals of the same mineral or of a polymorph.

Origin

Late 19th century. From neo- + -morphism. In sense 1 after neomorph.

Pronunciation

neomorphism

/ˌnɪəˈmɔːfɪz(ə)m/