[noo-rol-uh-jee, nyoo-]
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Origin of neurology

From the New Latin word neurologia, dating back to 1675–85. See neuro-, -logy
Related formsneu·ro·log·i·cal [noo r-uh-loj-i-kuh l, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl, ˌnyʊər-/, adjectiveneu·ro·log·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. of or relating to the nervous system or neurology


  1. the study of the anatomy, physiology, and diseases of the nervous system
Derived Formsneurologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for neurological



"scientific study of the nervous system," 1680s, from Modern Latin neurologia, from Modern Greek neurologia (1660s), from neuro- (see neuro-) + -logia "study" (see -logy). Related: Neurological.

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neurological in Medicine


  1. The branch of medical science that deals with the nervous system and disorders affecting it.
Related formsneu•rolo•gist n.
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neurological in Science


  1. The scientific study of the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of nerves and the nervous system.
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neurological in Culture


[(noo-rol-uh-jee, nyoo-rol-uh-jee)]

The branch of medicine devoted to the study and care of the nervous system.

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