[nek-ton, -tuh n] /ˈnɛk tɒn, -tən/
the aggregate of actively swimming aquatic organisms in a body of water, able to move independently of water currents.
the population of free-swimming animals that inhabits the middle depths of a sea or lake Compare plankton
1893, from German nekton (van Heusen, 1890), from Greek nekton, neuter of nektos “swimming,” from nekhein “to swim” (see natatorium).
The collection of marine and freshwater organisms that can swim freely and are generally independent of currents, ranging in size from microscopic organisms to whales. Compare benthos, plankton.
[nee-oh-froi-dee-uh n] /ˌni oʊˈfrɔɪ di ən/ adjective 1. of or relating to a group of psychoanalytic thinkers whose modifications of Freudian analytic theory place increased emphasis on ego functions and interpersonal relationships. noun 2. a psychoanalyst advocating such a view. Neo-Freudian Ne·o-Freud·i·an (nē’ō-froi’dē-ən) adj. Of, relating to, or characterizing any psychoanalytic system based on but […]
[nee-uh-jee-uh] /ˌni əˈdʒi ə/ noun 1. a biogeographical division comprising the Neotropical region. /ˌniːəʊˈdʒiːə/ noun 1. a zoogeographical area comprising the Neotropical region Compare Arctogaea, Notogaea
[nee-uh-jeen] /ˈni əˌdʒin/ Geology adjective 1. noting or pertaining to an interval of time corresponding to the Miocene and Pliocene epochs and accorded the status of a period when the Tertiary is considered an era. Compare . noun 2. the Neogene Period or System. /ˈniːəˌdʒiːn/ adjective 1. of, denoting, or formed during the Miocene and […]
[nee-oh-jen-uh-sis] /ˌni oʊˈdʒɛn ə sɪs/ noun, Physiology. 1. the regeneration of tissue. neogenesis ne·o·gen·e·sis (nē’ō-jěn’ĭ-sĭs) n. Regeneration of tissue. ne’o·ge·net’ic (-jə-nět’ĭk) adj.