cortical

[ kawr-ti-kuh l ]
/ ˈkɔr tɪ kəl /

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.

Origin of cortical

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

Related forms

cor·ti·cal·ly, adverbin·ter·cor·ti·cal, adjectivenon·cor·ti·cal, adjectivenon·cor·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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Medicine definitions for cortically

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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