HyperDic: cortex

English > 3 senses of the word cortex:
NOUNbodycortex, cerebral cortex, cerebral mantle, palliumthe layer of unmyelinated neurons (the grey matter) forming the cortex of the cerebrum
bodycortexthe tissue forming the outer layer of an organ or structure in plant or animal
bodycortex, lens cortexthe tissue that surrounds the lens nucleus
cortex > pronunciation
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English > cortex: 3 senses > noun 1, body
MeaningThe layer of unmyelinated neurons (the grey matter) forming the cortex of the cerebrum.
Synonymscerebral cortex, cerebral mantle, pallium
Part ofcerebrumanterior portion of the brain consisting of two hemispheres
PartsGolgi's cell, Golgi cellA neuron in the cerebral cortex with short dendrites and with either a long axon or a short axon that ramifies in the grey matter
cortical area, cortical regionAny of various regions of the cerebral cortex
frontal lobe, frontal cortexThat part of the cerebral cortex in either hemisphere of the brain lying directly behind the forehead
occipital lobe, occipital cortexThat part of the cerebral cortex in either hemisphere of the brain lying in the back of the head
parietal lobe, parietal cortexThat part of the cerebral cortex in either hemisphere of the brain lying below the crown of the head
prefrontal lobe, prefrontal cortexThe anterior part of the frontal lobe
temporal lobe, temporal cortexThat part of the cerebral cortex in either hemisphere of the brain lying inside the temples of the head
Narrowerarchipallium, paleocortexThe olfactory cortex of the cerebrum
neopallium, neocortexThe cortical part of the neencephalon
Broaderneural structureA structure that is part of the nervous system
Substancesgrey matter, gray matter, grey substance, gray substance, substantia griseagreyish nervous tissue containing cell bodies as well as fibers
Spanishcórtex cerebral, corteza cerebral, manto cerebral, palio
Catalancòrtex cerebral, escorça cerebral
Adjectivescorticalof or relating to a cortex / cortex
subcorticalof or relating to or being or involving nerve centers below the cerebral cortex
English > cortex: 3 senses > noun 2, body
MeaningThe tissue forming the outer layer of an organ or structure in plant or animal.
Narroweradrenal cortexThe cortex of the adrenal gland
renal cortexThe cortex of the kidney containing the glomeruli and the convoluted tubules
Broaderanimal tissueThe tissue in the bodies of animals
plant tissueThe tissue of a plant
OppositemedullaThe inner part of an organ or structure in plant or animal
Spanishcórtex, corteza
Catalancòrtex
Adjectivescorticalof or relating to a cortex / cortex
English > cortex: 3 senses > noun 3, body
MeaningThe tissue that surrounds the lens nucleus.
Synonymlens cortex
Part oflens, crystalline lens, lens of the eyebiconvex transparent body situated behind the iris in the eye
Broaderanimal tissueThe tissue in the bodies of animals

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