[ 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.
Words nearby neocortex
Also called neopallium.
OTHER WORDS FROM neocortexne·o·cor·ti·cal [nee-oh-kawr-ti-kuh l] /ˌni oʊˈkɔr tɪ kəl/, adjective
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Medical definitions for neocortex
[ nē′ō-kôr′tĕks′ ]
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