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cortical

[ kawr-ti-kuhl ]
/ ˈkɔr tɪ kəl /
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adjective
Anatomy. of, pertaining to, resembling, or consisting of cortex.
Physiology. resulting from the function or condition of the cerebral cortex.
Botany. of or relating to the cortex.
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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, adverbin·ter·cor·ti·cal, adjectivenon·cor·ti·cal, adjectivenon·cor·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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Medical definitions for cortical

cortical
[ kôrtĭ-kəl ]

adj.
Of, relating to, derived from, or consisting of cortex.
Of, relating to, associated with, or depending on the cerebral cortex.
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