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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