cortex

Definitions of cortex
  1. noun
    the tissue forming the outer layer of an organ or structure in plant or animal
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    Antonyms:
    medulla
    the inner part of an organ or structure in plant or animal
    types:
    adrenal cortex
    the cortex of the adrenal gland; secretes corticosterone and sex hormones
    renal cortex
    the cortex of the kidney containing the glomeruli and the convoluted tubules
    type of:
    animal tissue
    the tissue in the bodies of animals
    plant tissue
    the tissue of a plant
  2. noun
    the layer of unmyelinated neurons (the grey matter) forming the cortex of the cerebrum
    synonyms: cerebral cortex, cerebral mantle, pallium
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    types:
    neocortex, neopallium
    the cortical part of the neencephalon
    archipallium, paleocortex
    the olfactory cortex of the cerebrum
    type of:
    neural structure
    a structure that is part of the nervous system
  3. noun
    the tissue that surrounds the lens nucleus
    synonyms: lens cortex
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    type of:
    animal tissue
    the tissue in the bodies of animals
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