adjective pertaining to the study of living organisms as opposed to extinct forms and fossils; also called neontologic
[nee-oh-awr-thuh-doks] /ˌni oʊˈɔr θəˌdɒks/ adjective 1. adhering to the principles of neoorthodoxy. 2. advocating a return to older, proven methods or institutions.
[nee-oh-awr-thuh-dok-see] /ˌni oʊˈɔr θəˌdɒk si/ noun 1. a movement in Protestant theology, beginning after World War I, stressing the absolute sovereignty of God and chiefly characterized by a reaction against liberal theology and a reaffirmation of certain doctrines of the Reformation.
[nee-oh-pey-guh-niz-uh m] /ˌni oʊˈpeɪ gəˌnɪz əm/ noun 1. a 20th-century revival of interest in the worship of nature, fertility, etc., as represented by various deities.