Definition of de novo in English:

de novo

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Pronunciation: /deɪ ˈnəʊvəʊ
, diː ˈnəʊvəʊ/

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  • Both the Federal Reserve and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency recommend that Congress remove outdated barriers to de novo interstate branching.


Latin, literally 'from new'.

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