neurobiology

noun
neu·​ro·​bi·​ol·​o·​gy | \ ˌnu̇r-ō-bī-ˈä-lə-jē , 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 , ˌnyu̇r-​ \ adjective
neurobiologist \ ˌnu̇r-​ō-​bī-​ˈä-​lə-​jist , ˌnyu̇r-​ \ noun

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But scientists have had a hard time describing the origins and sources of these and many other capacities, because there is nothing qualitatively discontinuous that separates our DNA or neurobiology from our great ape relatives. David P. Barash, WSJ, "‘Becoming Human’ Review: The Defining Neediness of Humans," 11 Jan. 2019 Since then, our understanding of cellular neurobiology and even systems neuroscience has exploded. Diana Gitig, Ars Technica, "Understanding the Brain is a catalog of all we don’t know about the brain," 10 Nov. 2018 Her key insight was to see memory as a feature of human neurobiology. Susan Pinker, WSJ, "An Unforgettable Memory Expert Muses at 100," 23 Aug. 2018 The neurobiology cannot completely explain what lies behind the picture. Daniel Glaser, A-LIST, "Out of Your Mind," 1 July 2018 Scott Sussex, another founder, is a junior in applied math, and Omar Sorour is a senior in neurobiology and economics. Bloomberg.com, "Four Harvard Students Jump Into the Crypto Hedge-Fund Craze," 20 Apr. 2018 Until a couple of years ago, Tracey, like most researchers in the field, focussed on the good kind of pain; this was crucial to understanding the basic neurobiology involved. Nicola Twilley, The New Yorker, "The Neuroscience of Pain," 9 May 2016 Scott Sussex, another founder, is a junior in applied math, and Omar Sorour is a senior in neurobiology and economics. Bloomberg.com, "Four Harvard Students Jump Into the Crypto Hedge-Fund Craze," 20 Apr. 2018 David Glanzman, a professor of neurobiology at U.C.L.A. who is an author of the new paper, has been studying Aplysia californica, a sea snail, and its ability to make long-term memories for years. Veronique Greenwood, New York Times, "Scientists Made Snails Remember Something That Never Happened to Them," 15 May 2018

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First Known Use of neurobiology

1906, in the meaning defined above

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neurobiology

noun
neu·​ro·​bi·​ol·​o·​gy | \ -bī-ˈäl-ə-jē \
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 \ also neurobiologic \ -​ik \ adjective
neurobiologically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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