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Meaning of CORTEX

Pronunciation:  'korteks

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the layer of unmyelinated neurons (the gray matter) forming the cortex of the cerebrum
  2. [n]  the tissue forming the outer layer of an organ or structure in plant or animal

CORTEX is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: cerebral cortex, cerebral mantle, pallium
 Antonyms: medulla
 See Also: adrenal cortex, animal tissue, 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, plant tissue, prefrontal lobe, renal cortex, substantia grisea, temporal lobe



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cor"tex\ (k?r"t?ks), n.; pl. {Cortices} (-t?-s?z). [L.,
bark. Cf. {Cork}.]
1. Bark, as of a tree; hence, an outer covering.

2. (Med.) Bark; rind; specifically, cinchona bark.

3. (Anat.) The outer or superficial part of an organ; as, the
   cortex or gray exterior substance of the brain.

Computing Dictionary

An experimental slow controls project at cern.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: the outer layer of the cerebrum, densely packed with nerve cells.
Biology Dictionary
  1. The region of a stem or root surrounding the vascular cylinder but inside the epidermis (def. courtesy Jim Croft)
  2. The region inside the spore coat of an endospore, around the core. (def. courtesy Tsute Chen)
 Definition: the naturally weathered outer surface of a pebble.
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