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1. 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)

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Words that Rhyme with Cortex

  • vortex

Example sentences of the word cortex


1. Noun, singular or mass
The white matter contains billions of fibers that provide connections among different areas of the cortex.

Quotes containing the word cortex


1. Judging by your face, the what-the-fuck nodes in your cerebral cortex must be a real light show.
- Sam Lipsyte, The Ask

2. 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)

3. 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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