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[sahy-koh-bahy-ol-uh-jee] /ˌsaɪ koʊ baɪˈɒl ə dʒi/
the use of biological methods to study normal and abnormal emotional and cognitive processes, as the anatomical basis of memory or neurochemical abnormalities in schizophrenia.
the branch of biology dealing with the relations or interactions between body and behavior, especially as exhibited in the nervous system, receptors, effectors, or the like.
Origin of psychobiology
1900-05; < German Psychobiologie. See psycho-, biology
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[sahy-koh-bahy-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌsaɪ koʊˌbaɪ əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
psychobiologic, adjective
psychobiologist, noun Unabridged
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  • We have frequently spoken of it, however, as a psychobiological reaction.

    Benign Stupors August Hoch
British Dictionary definitions for psychobiological


(psychol) the attempt to understand the psychology of organisms in terms of their biological functions and structures
Derived Forms
psychobiological (ˌsaɪkəʊˌbaɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
psychobiologically, adverb
psychobiologist, noun
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psychobiological in Medicine

psychobiology psy·cho·bi·ol·o·gy (sī'kō-bī-ŏl'ə-jē)

  1. The study of the biological foundations of the mind, emotions, and mental processes. Also called biopsychology.

  2. The school of psychiatry that interprets personality, behavior, and mental illness in terms of adaptive responses to biological, social, cultural, and environmental factors.

psy'cho·bi'o·log'ic (-bī'ə-lŏj'ĭk) or psy'cho·bi'o·log'i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
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