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cortex

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noun cor·tex \ˈkȯr-ˌteks\

Medical Definition of cortex

plural cortices \ˈkȯrt-ə-ˌsēz\play or cortexes

  1. 1a:  the outer or superficial part of an organ or body structure (as the kidney, adrenal gland, or a hair); especially :  cerebral cortexb:  the outer part of some organisms (as paramecia)

  2. 2a:  a plant bark or rind (as cinchona) used medicinallyb:  the peel of any of several fruits—used especially in the writing of medical prescriptions



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