[ noor-oh-uh-nat-uh-mee, nyoor- ]

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.

Origin of neuroanatomy

First recorded in 1895–1900; neuro- + anatomy

Other words from neuroanatomy

  • neu·ro·a·nat·o·mist, noun
  • neu·ro·an·a·tom·i·cal [noor-oh-an-uh-tom-i-kuhl, nyoor-], /ˌnʊər oʊˌæn əˈtɒm ɪ kəl, ˌnyʊər-/, neu·ro·an·a·tom·ic, adjective

Words Nearby neuroanatomy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use neuroanatomy in a sentence

  • He found the thought-screen circlet sandwiched between two books on comparative neuroanatomy which he hadn't bothered to unpack.

    The Lani People | J. F. Bone

British Dictionary definitions for neuroanatomy


/ (ˌnjʊərəʊəˈnætəmɪ) /

  1. the study of the structure of the nervous system

Derived forms of neuroanatomy

  • neuroanatomist, noun

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Scientific definitions for neuroanatomy


[ nur′ō-ə-nătə-mē ]

  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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