visual cortex


noun

the portion of the cerebral cortex of the brain that receives and processes impulses from the optic nerves.

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Medical definitions for visual cortex

visual cortex

n.

The region of the cerebral cortex occupying the entire surface of the occipital lobe and receiving the visual data from the lateral geniculate body of the thalamus.visual area
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