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motor cortex

the region of the cerebral cortex concerned with transmitting impulses to the voluntary muscles.
Origin of motor cortex
First recorded in 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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motor cortex in Medicine

motor cortex n.
The region of the cerebral cortex influencing movements of the face, neck and trunk, and arm and leg. Also called excitable area, motor area, Rolando's area.

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