[ nee-oh-kawr-teks ]
/ ˌni oʊˈkɔr tɛks /
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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.
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Also called neopallium.
OTHER WORDS FROM neocortexne·o·cor·ti·cal [nee-oh-kawr-ti-kuhl], /ˌni oʊˈkɔr tɪ kəl/, adjective
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