bio·​be·​hav·​ior·​al | \ ˌbī-(ˌ)ō-bi-ˈhā-vyə-rəl How to pronounce biobehavioral (audio) \

Definition of biobehavioral

: of, relating to, or involving the interaction of behavior and biological processes

Examples of biobehavioral in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Steve Cole, a professor of medicine, psychiatry, and biobehavioral sciences at U.C.L.A., has done pioneering work on the subject. Ed Caesar, The New Yorker, "My Mother Is Under Quarantine, but We’re Still Staying Close," 22 Mar. 2020 At Penn State, Holmes plans to major in biobehavioral health and minor in African-American studies. Lori Riley,, "National Champion Holmes Of Hamden Hopes To Make Her Mark At Penn State," 12 July 2018 Another part of the new paper deserves attention, says Jerome Siegel, a professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the University of California Los Angeles Center for Sleep Research (who was not involved with the study). Jamie Ducharme, Time, "Can You Catch Up on Lost Sleep On the Weekends? Here’s What Experts Think," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of biobehavioral

1953, in the meaning defined above

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“Biobehavioral.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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bio·​be·​hav·​ior·​al | \ -bi-ˈhā-vyə-rəl How to pronounce biobehavioral (audio) \

Medical Definition of biobehavioral

: of, relating to, or involving the interaction of behavior and biological processes a biobehavioral approach to health

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