neocortex


neo·cor·tex

noun \ˌnē-ō-ˈkr-ˌteks\

Definition of NEOCORTEX

:  the large 6-layered dorsal region of the cerebral cortex that is unique to mammals; broadly :  the mammalian cerebral cortex

Origin of NEOCORTEX

New Latin; from its being the cortex of the phylogenetically most recently developed part of the brain
First Known Use: 1909

neo·cor·tex

noun \ˌnē-ō-ˈkr-ˌteks\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural neo·cor·ti·ces \-ˈkrt-ə-ˌsēz\ or neo·cor·tex·es

Medical Definition of NEOCORTEX

: the large 6-layered dorsal region of the cerebral cortex that is unique to mammals; broadly : the mammalian cerebral cortex

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