[ nee-oh-kawr-teks ]
/ ˌni oʊˈkɔr tɛks /
noun, plural ne·o·cor·ti·ces [nee-oh-kawr-tuh-seez] /ˌni oʊˈkɔr təˌsiz/.
the largest and evolutionarily most recent portion of the cerebral cortex, composed of complex, layered tissue, the site of most of the higher brain functions.
Also called neopallium.
Related formsne·o·cor·ti·cal [nee-oh-kawr-ti-kuh l] /ˌni oʊˈkɔr tɪ kəl/, adjective
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Medicine definitions for neocortex
[ nē′ō-kôr′tĕks′ ]
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