neu·​ro·​anat·​o·​my | \ ˌnu̇r-ō-ə-ˈna-tə-mē How to pronounce neuroanatomy (audio) , ˌnyu̇r- \

Definition of neuroanatomy

: the anatomy of nervous tissue and the nervous system

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

Examples of neuroanatomy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dogs’ different skills are reflected in, and undoubtedly caused by, different neuroanatomy, scientists led by evolutionary biologist Erin Hecht of Harvard University found. Sharon Begley, Scientific American, "Canine MRIs Sniff Out How Human Preferences Shaped Dogs’ Hallmark Traits," 3 Sep. 2019 Researchers described the project as a blend of advanced visualization hardware, software development and neuroanatomy data. Julie Washington, cleveland, "First interactive holographic ‘brain map,’ created by CWRU researchers, could make surgery more precise," 7 Nov. 2019 My first day of neuroanatomy class was just weeks after Conway’s accident. Tim Requarth, Longreads, "The Final Five Percent," 22 Oct. 2019 Ginzburg’s father, Giuseppe Levi, was a professor of neuroanatomy at the University of Turin. Joan Acocella, The New Yorker, "Rediscovering Natalia Ginzburg," 22 July 2019 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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“Neuroanatomy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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neu·​ro·​anat·​o·​my | \ -ə-ˈnat-ə-mē How to pronounce neuroanatomy (audio) \
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 How to pronounce neuroanatomical (audio) \ also neuroanatomic \ -​ik How to pronounce neuroanatomic (audio) \ adjective
neuroanatomically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce neuroanatomically (audio) \ adverb

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