noun, plural cor·ti·ces [kawr-tuh-seez]. /ˈkɔr təˌsiz/.
- the outer region of an organ or structure, as the outer portion of the kidney.
- the cerebral cortex.
- the portion of a stem between the epidermis and the vascular tissue; bark.
- any outer layer, as rind.
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Origin of cortex
OTHER WORDS FROM cortexsub·cor·tex, noun, plural sub·cor·ti·ces.
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How to use cortex in a sentence
Kids are still developing their prefrontal cortex, that guides controlled behaviors and adherence to other norms in society.Can I Ask You a Ridiculously Personal Question? (Ep. 451)|Stephen J. Dubner|February 11, 2021|Freakonomics
It would also pass these signals to the olfactory cortex, whose neuro-machinery would determine the quality and the concentration of the smells.
Rather, using state-of-the-art brain imaging, scientists began honing down towards the front of the brain, sitting right behind the forehead—the prefrontal cortex—as the piece of the brain that captures another’s beliefs and thoughts.This Is Where Empathy Lives in the Brain, and How It Works|Shelly Fan|February 2, 2021|Singularity Hub
In one mind-blowing study, his team grew two separate portions of the brain into blobs, one representing the cortex, the other a deeper part of the brain known to control reward and movement, called the striatum.Meet Assembloids, Mini Human Brains With Muscles Attached|Shelly Fan|January 12, 2021|Singularity Hub
If the taste cortex was highly organized, damage in one spot could mean you lose one taste entirely.A taste map in the brain is a scattering of tiny flavor islands|Bethany Brookshire|January 5, 2021|Science News For Students
Its distinctiveness arises from a key region, the frontal cortex, not being fully developed.
Rocket has a “cybernetic skeletal structure, enhanced phalange and metacarpal bones, and a genetically augmented cerebral cortex.”11 Things to Know About Bradley Cooper’s Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy|Marina Watts|February 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Brain death implies the complete and permanent absence of neurological function in the cortex and the brainstem.Families and Physicians Debate the True Meaning of Brain Death|Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD, Richard Joseph|January 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
LSD affects the gating process—so much more information is sent to the cortex to be processed.Is Tripping on Acid to Blame for Angus T. Jones’s Meltdown?|Marlow Stern|November 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Relax your mind to unleash those lucrative alpha waves; mobilize your pre-frontal cortex and make a million bucks.Jonah Lehrer’s Imagine Explores Creativity for Capitalists|Casey Schwartz|March 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
A cell of another form, from the superficial or outer part of the greater brain (cortex cerebri).Voice Production in Singing and Speaking|Wesley Mills
The cortex of a person of average intelligence, if spread out on a flat surface, measures about four square feet.Your Mind and How to Use It|William Walker Atkinson
Much more disastrous results can be traced directly to the action of the mycelium in the cortex.
But then we have achieved a very considerable improvement in the utilization of the The Brain's cortex capacity.The Brain|Alexander Blade
In this case the outermost sporangia are often consolidated to form a cortex more or less dense and shining.The North American Slime-Moulds|Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
British Dictionary definitions for cortex
noun plural -tices (-tɪˌsiːz)
- the unspecialized tissue in plant stems and roots between the vascular bundles and the epidermis
- the outer layer of a part such as the bark of a stem