neu·​ro·​pa·​thol·​o·​gy | \ ˌnu̇r-ō-pə-ˈthä-lə-jē How to pronounce neuropathology (audio) , ˌnyu̇r-, -pa-\

Definition of neuropathology

: pathology of the nervous system

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neuropathologic \ ˌnu̇r-​ō-​ˌpa-​thə-​ˈlä-​jik How to pronounce neuropathologic (audio) , ˌnyu̇r-​ \ or neuropathological \ ˌnu̇r-​ō-​ˌpa-​thə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce neuropathological (audio) , ˌnyu̇r-​ \ adjective
neuropathologist \ ˌnu̇r-​ō-​pə-​ˈthä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce neuropathologist (audio) , ˌnyu̇r-​ , -​pa-​-​ \ noun

Examples of neuropathology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Our inability to focus is framed as weakness, moral failure, neuropathology; as the byproduct of sugar, artificial colors, video games, loopy brain chemistry, social media. Carina Chocano, New York Times, "What I Care About Is Important. What You Care About Is a ‘Distraction.’," 26 Sep. 2017 Our inability to focus is framed as weakness, moral failure, neuropathology Carina Chocano, New York Times, "What I Care About Is Important. What You Care About Is a ‘Distraction.’," 26 Sep. 2017 His mother, Keiko, taught Japanese at the Bronx High School of Science while his father, Asao, was the head of neuropathology at the Montefiore Medical Center and a professor of pathology and neuroscience at Albert Einstein. Dave Quinn,, "What to Know About the U.S. Doctor Who Will Examine Terminally Ill Baby Charlie Gard Next Week," 14 July 2017 Horton’s C.T.E. was at stage 3 or 4, according to Dr. Ann McKee, chief of neuropathology at the V.A. Boston Healthcare System and a professor of neurology and pathology at the Boston University School of Medicine. Bill Pennington, New York Times, "A Football Coach’s Struggle With C.T.E. — and a Guilty Conscience," 26 May 2017

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First Known Use of neuropathology

1853, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for neuropathology

neuro- + pathology, as translation of German Nervenpathologie

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“Neuropathology.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 November 2019.

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neu·​ro·​pa·​thol·​o·​gy | \ -pə-ˈthäl-ə-jē, -pa- How to pronounce neuropathology (audio) \
plural neuropathologies

Medical Definition of neuropathology

: pathology of the nervous system

Other Words from neuropathology

neuropathologic \ -​ˌpath-​ə-​ˈläj-​ik How to pronounce neuropathologic (audio) \ or neuropathological \ -​i-​kəl How to pronounce neuropathological (audio) \ adjective
neuropathologically \ -​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce neuropathologically (audio) \ adverb

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