neu·​ro·​anat·​o·​my | \ ˌnu̇r-ō-ə-ˈna-tə-mē , ˌnyu̇r-\

Definition of neuroanatomy

: the anatomy of nervous tissue and the nervous system

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Other Words from neuroanatomy

neuroanatomical \ ˌnu̇r-​ō-​ˌa-​nə-​ˈtä-​mi-​kəl , ˌnyu̇r-​ \ or less commonly neuroanatomic \ ˌnu̇r-​ō-​ˌa-​nə-​ˈtä-​mik , ˌnyu̇r-​ \ adjective
neuroanatomist \ ˌnu̇r-​ō-​ə-​ˈna-​tə-​mist , ˌnyu̇r-​ \ noun

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Complex neuroanatomy in the rostrum of the Isle of Wight theropod Neovenator salerii. Darren Naish, Scientific American Blog Network, "The Sensitive Face of a Big Predatory Dinosaur," 16 June 2017 For Jaynes, hearing the voice of God was a vestige of our past neuroanatomy. Jerome Groopman, The New Yorker, "The Voices in Our Heads," 9 Jan. 2017 Countless hours of close observation informed those drawings and helped him realize two fundamental truths of neuroanatomy. Marissa Fessenden, Smithsonian, "Revel in These Wondrous Drawings by the Father of Neuroscience," 23 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of neuroanatomy

circa 1961, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of neuroanatomy was circa 1961

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neu·​ro·​anat·​o·​my | \ -ə-ˈnat-ə-mē \
plural neuroanatomies

Medical Definition of neuroanatomy

: the anatomy of nervous tissue and the nervous system

Other Words from neuroanatomy

neuroanatomical \ -​ˌan-​ə-​ˈtäm-​i-​kəl \ also neuroanatomic \ -​ik \ adjective
neuroanatomically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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