neomorph

noun
neo·​morph | \ ˈnē-ə-ˌmȯrf How to pronounce neomorph (audio) \

Medical Definition of neomorph

1 : a structure that is not derived from a similar structure in an ancestor
2 : a mutant gene having a function distinct from that of any nonmutant gene of the same locus

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“Neomorph.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/neomorph. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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