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psy·cho·bi·ol·o·gy

 (sī′kō-bī-ŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The branch of psychology that studies the biological foundations of behavior, emotions, and mental processes. Also called biopsychology.

psy′cho·bi′o·log′ic (-bī′ə-lŏj′ĭk), psy′cho·bi′o·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
psy′cho·bi′o·log′i·cal·ly adv.
psy′cho·bi·ol′o·gist n.
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psychobiology

(ˌsaɪkəʊbaɪˈɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Psychology) psychol the attempt to understand the psychology of organisms in terms of their biological functions and structures
psychobiological, psychobiologic adj
ˌpsychobioˈlogically adv
ˌpsychobiˈologist n
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psy•cho•bi•ol•o•gy

(ˌsaɪ koʊ baɪˈɒl ə dʒi)

n.
1. the use of biological methods to study normal and abnormal emotional and cognitive processes.
2. the branch of biology dealing with the relations or interactions between body and behavior, esp. as exhibited in the nervous system, receptors, effectors, or the like.
[1900–05; < German Psychobiologie. See psycho-, biology]
psy`cho•bi`o•log′i•cal (-əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) psy`cho•bi`o•log′ic, adj.
psy`cho•bi•ol′o•gist, n.
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psychobiology

1. the branch of biology that studies the interactions of body and mind, especially as exhibited in the nervous system.
2. psychology as studied in terms of biology. — psychobiologist, n.psychobiologic, psychobiological, adj.
See also: Biology
the study of the relations or interrelations between body and mind, especially as exhibited in the nervous system. — psychobiologist, n.psychobiologic, psychobiological, adj.
See also: Psychology
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Translations

psy·cho·bi·ol·o·gy

n. psicobiología, estudio de la psique en relación con otros procesos biológicos.
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