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[suhb-kawr-ti-kuh l]
adjective Anatomy.
  1. situated beneath the cortex.
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Origin of subcortical

First recorded in 1805–15; sub- + cortical
Related formssub·cor·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for subcortical

Historical Examples of subcortical

  • This is the case with the subcortical one from Brazil lately mentioned.

    An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. III (of 4)

    William Kirby

  • A distant alarm bell had rung deep within the primitive, subcortical levels of his brain.

    Rescue Squad

    Thomas J. O'Hara

  • 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.