[pey-lee-oh-kawr-teks; especially British pal-ee-]

noun Anatomy.

the olfactory region of the brain.

Nearby words

  1. paleocene,
  2. paleocerebellum,
  3. paleoclimate,
  4. paleoclimatology,
  5. paleoconservative,
  6. paleoecology,
  7. paleoencephalon,
  8. paleog.,
  9. paleogene,
  10. paleogeography

Origin of paleocortex

First recorded in 1905–10; paleo- + cortex

Related formspa·le·o·cor·ti·cal [pey-lee-oh-kawr-ti-kuh l; especially British pal-ee-] /ˌpeɪ li oʊˈkɔr tɪ kəl; especially British ˌpæl i-/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for paleocortex




The phylogenetically oldest part of the cortical mantle of the cerebral hemisphere, represented by the olfactory cortex.

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