striate cortex

noun

Medical Definition of striate cortex

: an area of the brain that receives visual impulses, contains a conspicuous band of myelinated fibers, and is located mostly in the walls and along the edges of the calcarine sulcus of the occipital lobe

called also visual projection area

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“Striate cortex.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/striate%20cortex. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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