cerebral cortex

noun

Definition of cerebral cortex

:the convoluted surface layer of gray matter of the cerebrum that functions chiefly in coordination of sensory and motor information — compare neocortex

First Known Use of cerebral cortex

1926


Medical Dictionary

cerebral cortex

noun

medical Definition of cerebral cortex

:the convoluted surface layer of gray matter of the cerebrum that functions chiefly in coordination of sensory and motor information called also pallium; see neocortex


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