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[noo r-oh-uh-nat-uh-mee, nyoo r-]
noun, plural neu·ro·a·nat·o·mies.
  1. the branch of anatomy dealing with the nervous system.
  2. the nerve structure of an organism.
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Origin of neuroanatomy

First recorded in 1895–1900; neuro- + anatomy
Related formsneu·ro·a·nat·o·mist, nounneu·ro·an·a·tom·i·cal [noo r-oh-an-uh-tom-i-kuh l, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər oʊˌæn əˈtɒm ɪ kəl, ˌnyʊər-/, neu·ro·an·a·tom·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for neuroanatomical


  1. the study of the structure of the nervous system
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Derived Formsneuroanatomist, noun
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neuroanatomical in Medicine


  1. The branch of anatomy that deals with the nervous system.
  2. The neural structure of an organ or part.
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Related formsneu′ro•an′a•tomi•cal (-ăn′ə-tŏmĭ-kəl) adj.
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neuroanatomical in Science


  1. The scientific study of the anatomy of the nervous system. Neuroanatomy is a branch of neurology.
  2. The neural structure of an organism or part of an organism.
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