visual cortex

noun
Updated on: 21 Apr 2018

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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1954

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visual cortex

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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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