neocortex

noun neo·cor·tex \ ˌnē-ō-ˈkȯr-ˌteks \
Updated on: 28 Jan 2018

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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Origin and Etymology of neocortex

borrowed from German Neocortex, from neo- neo- + Cortex cortex; from its being the cortex of the phylogenetically most recently developed part of the brain


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neocortex

noun neo·cor·tex \ ˌnē-ō-ˈkȯr-ˌteks \

medical Definition of neocortex

plural neocortices play \-ˈkȯrt-ə-ˌsēz\ or neocortexes
: the large 6-layered dorsal region of the cerebral cortex that is unique to mammals; broadly : the mammalian cerebral cortex

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