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de novo Syllabification: de no·vo
Pronunciation: /dā ˈnōvō/ /di/

Definition of de novo in English:

adverb& adjective

Starting from the beginning; anew: [as adverb]: in a pure meritocracy, everyone must begin de novo [as adjective]: a general strategy for de novo protein design
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  • Both the Federal Reserve and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency recommend that Congress remove outdated barriers to de novo interstate branching.


Early 17th century: Latin, literally 'from new'.

Words that rhyme with de novo

ab ovo, Denovo, Porto Novo, Provo
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