Definition of de novo in English:

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de novo

Pronunciation: /deɪ ˈnəʊvəʊ/
Pronunciation: /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  • Both the Federal Reserve and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency recommend that Congress remove outdated barriers to de novo interstate branching.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'.

Words that rhyme with de novo

ab ovo, Denovo, Porto Novo, Provo

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