visual cortex

noun
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of visual cortex

: a sensory area of the occipital lobe of the cerebral cortex receiving afferent nerve fibers concerned with vision called also visual area

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First Known Use of visual cortex

1954


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visual cortex

noun

medical Definition of visual cortex

: a sensory area of the occipital lobe of the cerebral cortex receiving afferent projection fibers concerned with the sense of sight called also visual area

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