- situated beneath the cortex.
Origin of subcortical
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This is the case with the subcortical one from Brazil lately mentioned.
A distant alarm bell had rung deep within the primitive, subcortical levels of his brain.Rescue Squad
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But the greatest number of prolegs is to be found in the Brazil subcortical larva lately mentioned.
Subcortical; hexapod; antenn obsolete: body much depressed, with the last segment elongate, terminating in three or more mucros.
As the above pup are usually subterranean or subcortical, the spines assist in pushing them out of the ground, &c.