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

Other Words from neurobiology

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

Examples of neurobiology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Harvard grad and neurobiology major, who’s now pursuing an epidemiology master’s degree, has an irresistible story. Sean Gregory/tokyo, Time, 3 Aug. 2021 English earned a bachelor’s degree in human biology with a concentration in the neurobiology and physiology of human behavior from Stanford University. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, 27 Sep. 2021 How exactly the spiky coronavirus hampers a person's sense of smell isn't entirely clear, but scientists do have a working theory, said Dr. Sandeep Robert Datta, professor of neurobiology at Harvard Medical School. Miriam Fauzia, USA TODAY, 31 Aug. 2021 This new symposium integrates research on genetics, biomechanics, physiology, neurobiology and behavior. David L. Coddon, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 July 2021 Thomas graduated from Harvard with a degree in neurobiology and a secondary degree in global health and health policy. Christopher Brito, CBS News, 4 Aug. 2021 Thomas has also said her interest in neurobiology is personal; Her twin brother has ADHD and her younger brother has autism. Melissa Locker, Time, 3 Aug. 2021 Thomas, the neurobiology grad from Harvard, ran a 21.61 at Olympic trials that staked her claim, however briefly, as the second-fastest woman in history., 3 Aug. 2021 Thomas, who earned a degree in neurobiology and global health from Harvard and is studying health care management as well as epidemiology at Texas, didn’t panic because of her experience in the health field., 15 July 2021

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First Known Use of neurobiology

1906, in the meaning defined above

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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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