neuroscience

noun neu·ro·sci·ence \ ˌnu̇r-ō-ˈsī-ən(t)s , ˌnyu̇r- \
Updated on: 30 Nov 2017

Definition of neuroscience

: a branch (such as neurophysiology) of the life sciences that deals with the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, or molecular biology of nerves and nervous tissue and especially with their relation to behavior and learning

neuroscientific

play \ˌnu̇r-ō-ˌsī-ən-ˈti-fik, ˌnyu̇r-\ adjective

neuroscientist

play \ˌnu̇r-ō-ˈsī-ən-tist, ˌnyu̇r-\ noun

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First Known Use of neuroscience

1963


NEUROSCIENCE Defined for English Language Learners

neuroscience

noun

Definition of neuroscience for English Language Learners

  • : the scientific study of nerves and especially of how nerves affect learning and behavior


Medical Dictionary

neuroscience

noun neu·ro·sci·ence \ ˌn(y)u̇r-ō-ˈsī-ən(t)s \

medical Definition of neuroscience

: a branch (as neurophysiology) of science that deals with the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, or molecular biology of nerves and nervous tissue and especially their relation to behavior and learning

neuroscientific

play \-ˌsī-ən-ˈtif-ik\ adjective


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