Definition of neurology in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌnjʊəˈrɒlədʒi/


[mass noun]
The branch of medicine or biology that deals with the anatomy, functions, and organic disorders of nerves and the nervous system.
Example sentences
  • After training in neurology and ophthalmology he settled on a career in neurophysiology.
  • In retirement he and Pauline worked diligently to further medical education in dermatology and neurology in Russia.
  • Moreover, basic neuroscience and clinical neurology ranked at the top of the list for difficulty in learning and complexity.


Late 17th century: from modern Latin neurologia, from neuro- + -logy.

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