paleocortex

noun

pa·​leo·​cor·​tex
variants or British palaeocortex
plural paleocortices -ˈkȯrt-ə-ˌsēz How to pronounce paleocortex (audio) or paleocortexes
: the part of the cerebral cortex that is evolutionarily older than the neocortex and that is composed especially of the olfactory cortex

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“Paleocortex.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/paleocortex. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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