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.
Origin of cortex
Examples from the Web for cortex
Contemporary Examples of cortex
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
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?
November 30, 2012
Historical Examples of cortex
Don't know how it works, probably tranquilizers and some of the cortex drugs.Planet of the Damned
"And men, I presume, think with their cortex," interposed the cool voice of Ulick.Painted Veils
The bony trabeculae and the cortex are destroyed only secondarily.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry
The cortex is red, and much thinner than in the mealy sorts.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
Unpredictable: extra fingers or toes or a double dose of cortex?Special Delivery
Damon Francis Knight
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
Word Origin for cortex
1650s, "outer shell, husk," from Latin cortex "bark of a tree" (see corium). Specifically of the brain, first recorded 1741.