neu·​ro·​bi·​ol·​o·​gy | \ ˌnu̇r-ō-bī-ˈä-lə-jē How to pronounce neurobiology (audio) , ˌnyu̇r- \

Definition of neurobiology

: a branch of the life sciences that deals with the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the nervous system

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neurobiological \ ˌnu̇r-​ō-​ˌbī-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce neurobiology (audio) , ˌnyu̇r-​ \ adjective
neurobiologist \ ˌnu̇r-​ō-​bī-​ˈä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce neurobiology (audio) , ˌnyu̇r-​ \ noun

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Recent Examples on the Web Bryan grew up in Salem, Mass., and earned a degree in physiology and neurobiology at the University of Connecticut. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Faces of the arts shutdown: Theater’s Bryan & Katie Banville: ‘We definitely went through a phase of loss’," 20 Dec. 2020 Interferon hyperactivity may feed the immune storm that can turn COVID-19 fatal 1 week or more after symptoms appear, adds Andre Strydom, an expert in the neurobiology of DS at King’s College London who was senior author on the Annals paper. Meredith Wadman, Science | AAAS, "COVID-19 is 10 times deadlier for people with Down Syndrome, raising calls for early vaccination," 15 Dec. 2020 Dan Feldman, a professor of neurobiology at the University of California, Berkeley, who was not part of the study, believes the findings are a striking demonstration of the brain’s capacity to adapt. Claudia Lopez-lloreda, Smithsonian Magazine, "Artists Who Paint With Their Feet Have Unique Brain Patterns," 30 Jan. 2020 Research on Doryteuthis pealeii, which can be found in the waters near Woods Hole, Massachusetts, has led to major advances in neurobiology, and earned Alan Hodgkin and Andrew Huxley a Nobel Prize in 1963. N'dea Yancey-bragg, USA TODAY, "Scientists genetically alter squids for the first time in 'game-changing' breakthrough," 1 Aug. 2020 Let Lysol work Larry Coffin has studied pharmacology and neurobiology. Dallas News, "Dallas is booming with price gouging complaints while another city gives its residents free money," 26 Mar. 2020 From this perspective, understanding the neurobiological basis of inference is part of understanding the neurobiology of fear. Dean Mobbs, Scientific American, "On the Nature of Fear," 20 Sep. 2019 Efforts to untangle the evolutionary biology and neurobiology of depression and suicide may offer clues to combatting them. Jennifer Couzin-frankel, Science | AAAS, "My younger sister died by suicide. Can science succeed in helping others?," 20 Aug. 2019 Scientists like Owings and Win Watson, who teaches animal neurobiology and physiology at the University of New Hampshire, are trying to get to the bottom of it. Caren Chesler, Popular Mechanics, "The Blood of the Crab," 23 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of neurobiology

1906, in the meaning defined above

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“Neurobiology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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neu·​ro·​bi·​ol·​o·​gy | \ -bī-ˈäl-ə-jē How to pronounce neurobiology (audio) \
plural neurobiologies

Medical Definition of neurobiology

: a branch of science that deals with the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the nervous system

Other Words from neurobiology

neurobiological \ -​ˌbī-​ə-​ˈläj-​i-​kəl How to pronounce neurobiology (audio) \ also neurobiologic \ -​ik How to pronounce neurobiology (audio) \ adjective
neurobiologically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce neurobiology (audio) \ adverb

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