[nee-uh-fahyt] /ˈni əˌfaɪt/
a beginner or novice:
He’s a neophyte at chess.
Roman Catholic Church. a novice.
a person newly converted to a belief, as a heathen, heretic, or nonbeliever; proselyte.
Primitive Church. a person newly baptized.
a person newly converted to a religious faith
(RC Church) a novice in a religious order
a novice or beginner
“new convert,” 1550s, from Ecclesiastical Latin neophytus, from Greek neophytos “a new convert,” noun use of adjective meaning “newly initiated, newly converted,” literally “newly planted,” from neos “new” (see new) + phytos “grown; planted,” verbal adjective of phyein “cause to grow, beget, plant” (see physic). Church sense is from I Tim. iii:6. Rare before 19c. General sense of “one who is new to any subject” is first recorded 1590s.
[nee-oh-pahy-lahy-nuh, -lee-] /ˌni oʊ paɪˈlaɪ nə, -ˈli-/ noun 1. any primitive mollusk of the genus Neopilina, having a serial repetition of internal organs that suggests a close relationship to the annelids.
[nee-oh-pley-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh] /ˌni oʊˈpleɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə/ noun 1. Pathology. tumor growth. 2. the formation and growth of new tissue. n. 1868, from neo- + -plasia. neoplasia ne·o·pla·sia (nē’ō-plā’zhə, -zhē-ə) n. The pathological process that results in the formation and growth of a neoplasm.
[nee-uh-plaz-uh m] /ˈni əˌplæz əm/ noun, Pathology. 1. a new, often uncontrolled growth of abnormal tissue; tumor. /ˈniːəʊˌplæzəm/ noun 1. (pathol) any abnormal new growth of tissue; tumour n. 1864, coined in German by Karl Friedrich Burdach (1776-1847) from neo- + Greek plasma “formation” (see -plasm). Related: Neoplastic. neoplasm ne·o·plasm (nē’ə-plāz’əm) n. An abnormal new […]
[nee-uh-plaz-uh m] /ˈni əˌplæz əm/ noun, Pathology. 1. a new, often uncontrolled growth of abnormal tissue; tumor. [nee-oh-plas-tuh-siz-uh m] /ˌni oʊˈplæs təˌsɪz əm/ noun, (sometimes initial capital letter) Fine Arts. 1. the theory and practice of the de Stijl group, chiefly characterized by an emphasis on the formal structure of a work of art, and […]