[ pey-lee-oh-kawr-teks; especially British pal-ee- ]
/ ˌpeɪ li oʊˈkɔr tɛks; especially British ˌpæl i- /

noun Anatomy.

the olfactory region of the brain.

Origin of paleocortex

First recorded in 1905–10; paleo- + cortex

OTHER WORDS FROM paleocortex

pa·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. 2020

Medical definitions for paleocortex

[ pā′lē-ō-kôrtĕks′ ]


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