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noun

the region of the cerebral cortex concerned with transmitting impulses to the voluntary muscles.

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Origin of motor cortex

First recorded in 1885–90
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Medical definitions for motor cortex

motor cortex

n.

The region of the cerebral cortex influencing movements of the face, neck and trunk, and arm and leg.excitable area motor area Rolando's area
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