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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Other Words from neuroanatomy

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

Examples of neuroanatomy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Holinger is a psychologist (trained in neuroanatomy and at home with reading MRI scans) as well as a practicing psychotherapist. Clair Wills, The New York Review of Books, 3 Nov. 2020 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, 3 Sep. 2019 Researchers described the project as a blend of advanced visualization hardware, software development and neuroanatomy data. Julie Washington, cleveland, 7 Nov. 2019 My first day of neuroanatomy class was just weeks after Conway’s accident. Tim Requarth, Longreads, 22 Oct. 2019 Ginzburg’s father, Giuseppe Levi, was a professor of neuroanatomy at the University of Turin. Joan Acocella, The New Yorker, 22 July 2019 Complex neuroanatomy in the rostrum of the Isle of Wight theropod Neovenator salerii. Darren Naish, Scientific American Blog Network, 16 June 2017 For Jaynes, hearing the voice of God was a vestige of our past neuroanatomy. Jerome Groopman, The New Yorker, 9 Jan. 2017 Countless hours of close observation informed those drawings and helped him realize two fundamental truths of neuroanatomy. Marissa Fessenden, Smithsonian, 23 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of neuroanatomy

circa 1961, in the meaning defined above

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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 neuroanatomy (audio) \ also neuroanatomic \ -​ik How to pronounce neuroanatomy (audio) \ adjective
neuroanatomically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce neuroanatomy (audio) \ adverb


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