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neurobiology

Syllabification: neu·ro·bi·ol·o·gy
Pronunciation: /ˌn(y)o͝orōbīˈäləjē
 
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Definition of neurobiology in English:

noun

The biology of the nervous system.
Example sentences
  • As a result, N. vectensis is widely used to study developmental biology, neurobiology and physiology.
  • The evolution of all the organisms that live on Earth today from ancestors that lived in the past is at the core of genetics, biochemistry, neurobiology, physiology, ecology, and other biological disciplines.
  • The GAD vaccine originated at UCLA from an unexpected convergence of studies in neurobiology and immunology.

Derivatives

neurobiological

1
Pronunciation: /-bīəˈläjikəl/
adjective
Example sentences
  • In addition, each center focuses on specific research areas such as vascular and cancer biology, endocrinology, or neurobiological sciences.
  • Neurogenesis has been related to studies of memory and learning at the neurobiological level via ‘long term potentiation’.
  • The marmoset is a key model organism used in neurobiological studies of multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and Huntington's disease.

neurobiologist

2
noun
Example sentences
  • As an immunologist and neurobiologist, Mombaerts has decisively contributed to the basic mechanistic understanding of olfaction (sense of smell).
  • But a new collaborative study involving a biomedical engineer at Washington University in St. Louis and neurobiologists at the University of Pittsburgh shows that sometimes you can't believe anything that you see.
  • Swann is the one quoted above who falsely claims that Backster's work was vindicated in the 1980s by neurobiologists when it was discovered that plants have neural networks.

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