HyperDic: adrenal_cortex

English > 1 sense of the expression adrenal cortex:
NOUNbodyadrenal cortexthe cortex of the adrenal gland
English > adrenal cortex: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningThe cortex of the adrenal gland; secretes corticosterone and sex hormones.
Part ofadrenal gland, adrenal, suprarenal glandEither of a pair of complex endocrine glands situated near the kidney
BroadercortexThe tissue forming the outer layer of an organ or structure in plant or animal
endocrine gland, endocrine, ductless glandAny of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream
Spanishcórtex adrenal
Catalanescorça suprarenal
Adjectivesadrenocorticalof or derived from the cortex of the adrenal glands

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