paleocortex

noun
pa·​leo·​cor·​tex
variants: or British palaeocortex \ -​ˈkȯr-​ˌteks \
plural paleocortices\ -​ˈkȯrt-​ə-​ˌsēz \ or paleocortexes

Medical Definition of paleocortex 

: 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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