neomorph


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neomorph

[′nē·ə‚mȯrf]
(genetics)
A mutant allele that produces an effect different from that produced by the normal allele.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"The Neomorph, in a way, is the first generation of an alien but it needs a human life form to cop onto and, if you like, mix with, copulate with."
Ripley-light: Waterston Covenant labours in the shadow of earlier films and has been crudely bolted together by screenwriters John Logan and Dante Harper with derivative action set-pieces that give birth to a new hybrid of extraterrestrial nasty - the neomorph - with translucent milky skin and a gait more akin to humans.