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1. adrenal

noun. ['əˈdriːnəl'] either of a pair of complex endocrine glands situated near the kidney.

Synonyms

  • adrenal medulla
  • suprarenal gland
  • adrenal cortex
  • ductless gland
  • endocrine gland
  • endocrine
  • kidney

Antonyms

  • medulla
  • exocrine

Etymology

  • ad- (English)
  • renal (English)
  • renalis (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word adrenal-cortex


1. Noun Phrase
It occurs when the pituitary gland secretes too many adrenal cortex hormones for the body to process.

2. Noun Phrase
The adrenal cortex produces both aldosterone and cortisol.

3. Noun Phrase
Remarkably, symptoms typically do not develop until roughly 90 percent of your adrenal cortex has been destroyed.

4. Noun Phrase
Glucocorticoids are also synthesized in the adrenal cortex and promote kidney function.

2. cortex

noun. ['ˈkɔrtɛks'] the layer of unmyelinated neurons (the grey matter) forming the cortex of the cerebrum.

Synonyms

  • Golgi cell
  • grey matter
  • occipital lobe
  • cortical region
  • cerebral mantle
  • archipallium
  • neopallium
  • frontal cortex
  • Golgi's cell
  • frontal lobe
  • parietal cortex
  • prefrontal cortex
  • cerebrum
  • grey substance
  • occipital cortex
  • gray matter
  • neural structure
  • prefrontal lobe
  • pallium
  • temporal lobe
  • substantia grisea
  • neocortex
  • parietal lobe
  • cerebral cortex
  • paleocortex
  • gray substance
  • temporal ccortex

Antonyms

  • medulla oblongata
  • medullary sheath
  • myelin
  • myeline

Etymology

  • cortex (Latin)

3. cortex

noun. ['ˈkɔrtɛks'] the tissue forming the outer layer of an organ or structure in plant or animal.

Synonyms

  • animal tissue
  • plant tissue
  • renal cortex

Antonyms

  • myelin sheath
  • fat
  • animal tissue
  • plant tissue

Etymology

  • cortex (Latin)

4. cortex

noun. ['ˈkɔrtɛks'] the tissue that surrounds the lens nucleus.

Synonyms

  • lens of the eye
  • crystalline lens
  • animal tissue
  • lens cortex

Antonyms

  • bulb
  • respiratory center
  • neural structure
  • brainstem

Etymology

  • cortex (Latin)
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