[noo-rol-uh-jist, nyoo-]


a physician specializing in neurology.

Origin of neurologist

First recorded in 1825–35; neurolog(y) + -ist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for neurologist

Contemporary Examples of neurologist

Historical Examples of neurologist

  • The next evidences of his influence over her were singular enough, and it would require a neurologist to fully explain them.

  • We cannot, with any pretence to rationality, accept the verdicts of both the neurologist and the exorcist.

    Religion & Sex

    Chapman Cohen

  • The agnostic, as well as the physician and neurologist in him, was never quite eclipsed.

    Character and Opinion in the United States

    David Goodger (

  • Again rest is a great factor in those systematic rest cures which for a long while were almost the fashion with the neurologist.


    Hugo Mnsterberg

  • Two years ago she went to a neurologist because of a general physical and nervous breakdown.

    Pieces of Hate

    Heywood Broun

Word Origin and History for neurologist

1801, from neurology + -ist.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper