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Meaning of CEREBRAL CORTEX

Pronunciation:  'serubrul 'korteks

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the layer of unmyelinated neurons (the gray matter) forming the cortex of the cerebrum
 
 Synonyms: cerebral mantle, cortex, pallium
 
 See Also: archipallium, cerebrum, cortical area, cortical region, frontal lobe, Golgi cell, Golgi's cell, gray matter, gray substance, grey matter, grey substance, neocortex, neopallium, neural structure, occipital lobe, paleocortex, parietal lobe, prefrontal lobe, substantia grisea, temporal lobe

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The wrinkled gray covering of the cerebrum. It is made up of layers of nerve cells and their connecting pathways, and it is the place where thought processes occur.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: the "gray matter" of the brain; the center of conscious evaluation, planning,. skill, speech, and other higher mental activities.
 
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 Related Terms: afferent neuron, arachnoid, arbor vitae, archipallium, autonomic nervous system, axon, between brain, brain, brain stem, central nervous system, cerebellar hemispheres, cerebellum, cerebrospinal fluid, cerebrum, convolution, corpus callosum, corpus striatum, craniosacral nervous system, dendrite, diencephalon, dura mater, effector organ, efferent neuron, endbrain, fissure, folia, forebrain, fornix, frontal lobe, ganglion, glial cells, globus pallidus, gray matter, gyrus, hindbrain, hippocampus, hypothalamus, internuncial neuron, lenticular nucleus, limbic lobe, little brain, lobe, mantle, medulla oblongata, medullary sheath, meninges, mesencephalon, metencephalon, midbrain, myelencephalon, neopallium, nerve, nerve trunk, nervous system, neuron, occipital lobe, optic chiasm, pallium, parietal lobe, peripheral nervous system, pia mater, pineal body, pituitary body, plexus, pons, reticular system, rhombencephalon, sensorium, sensory area, sensory cell, solar plexus, spinal cord, subthalamus, synapse, telencephalon, temporal lobe, thalamus, thoracolumbar nervous system, ventricle, vermis, white matter
 

 

 

 

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