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Noun: cortex (cortices,cortexes)  'kor,teks
  1. The layer of unmyelinated neurons (the grey matter) forming the cortex of the cerebrum
    - cerebral cortex, cerebral mantle, pallium
  2. The tissue forming the outer layer of an organ or structure in plant or animal
  3. The tissue that surrounds the lens nucleus
    - lens cortex

Derived forms: cortexes, cortices

Type of: animal tissue, neural structure, plant tissue

Antonym: medulla

Part of: cerebrum, crystalline lens, lens, lens of the eye

Encyclopedia: Cortex