neu·​ro·​pa·​thol·​o·​gy ˌnu̇r-ō-pə-ˈthä-lə-jē How to pronounce neuropathology (audio)
: pathology of the nervous system
neuropathologic adjective
or neuropathological
neuropathologist noun

Examples of neuropathology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However the researchers found no link between personality traits and the neuropathology results in autopsies on people’s brains after death. Scott Lafee, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Jan. 2024 Autopsy studies also show that women seem to develop neuropathology linked to dementia more than men, but in Liu’s studies, detection rates were not dramatically different across sexes or age groups. WIRED, 13 Nov. 2023 Ross, a specialist in forensic and neuropathology who re-examined Greenberg’s death at Brennan’s behest, found the facts support homicide as the manner of death and that the initial autopsy missed obvious signs of manual strangulation in addition to the stab wounds and other bruising. Michael Ruiz, Fox News, 3 July 2023 Scientists believe education helps build a person’s cognitive reserve, allowing the brain to endure neuropathology. Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi, Discover Magazine, 8 May 2023 Ann McKee, director of the university's CTE Center and chief of neuropathology at VA Boston Healthcare System, said the organization was intentional about releasing the results of the study during the same week as Super Bowl 57. Victoria Hernandez, USA TODAY, 7 Feb. 2023 These postmortem neuropathology studies always are because postmortem brain samples are in short supply, especially for disorders like autism. Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 12 Nov. 2011 This suggests that anatomical measures alone are likely to be of low scientific and clinical significance for identifying children, adolescents, and adults with ASD or for elucidating their neuropathology. Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 25 Oct. 2014 The findings were supported by Dr. Ann McKee, chief of neuropathology for the VA Boston Healthcare System and director of the BU CTE Center and VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank. Katie Campione,, 22 Dec. 2021

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Word History


neuro- + pathology, as translation of German Nervenpathologie

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of neuropathology was in 1853

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Cite this Entry

“Neuropathology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition


neu·​ro·​pa·​thol·​o·​gy -pə-ˈthäl-ə-jē, -pa- How to pronounce neuropathology (audio)
plural neuropathologies
: pathology of the nervous system
neuropathologic adjective
or neuropathological
neuropathologically adverb

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