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 (no͝or′ō-bī-ŏl′ə-jē, nyo͝or′-)
The biological study of the nervous system.

neu′ro·bi′o·log′i·cal (-bī′ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
neu′ro·bi·ol′o·gist n.


(Medicine) the study of the anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry of the nervous system
ˌneurobiˈologist n


(ˌnʊər oʊ baɪˈɒl ə dʒi, ˌnyʊər-)

the branch of biology that deals with the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system.
neu`ro•bi`o•log′i•cal (-əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
neu`ro•bi`o•log′i•cal•ly, adv.
neu`ro•bi•ol′o•gist, n.
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Noun1.neurobiology - the branch of biology that deals with the anatomy and physiology and pathology of the nervous system
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
neuroscience - the scientific study of the nervous system


[ˌnjʊərəʊbaɪˈɒlədʒɪ] Nneurobiología f
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