[ kawr-ti-kuhl ]

  1. Anatomy. of, pertaining to, resembling, or consisting of cortex.

  2. Physiology. resulting from the function or condition of the cerebral cortex.

  1. Botany. of or relating to the cortex.

Origin of cortical

1665–75; <New Latin corticālis, equivalent to Latin cortic- (stem of cortex) cortex + -ālis-al1

Other words from cortical

  • cor·ti·cal·ly, adverb
  • in·ter·cor·ti·cal, adjective
  • non·cor·ti·cal, adjective
  • non·cor·ti·cal·ly, adverb

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