cortical layer


cortical layer

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • cortical layer — 1. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) A region at the surface of the egg devoid of yolk. 2. (NEMATA) see epicuticle, exocuticle, mesocuticle, endocuticle …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • cortical layer — the cortex of an organ, as of the brain or kidney …   Medical dictionary

  • external cortical layer — (NEMATA) The outermost stratum of the cuticle, comprised of a dense outer area, an inner less dense area, and a thinner area …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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  • Cortical column — A cortical column, also called hypercolumn or sometimes cortical module,[1] is a group of neurons in the brain cortex which can be successively penetrated by a probe inserted perpendicularly to the cortical surface, and which have nearly… …   Wikipedia

  • cortical — cortex ► NOUN (pl. cortices) Anatomy ▪ the outer layer of an organ or structure, especially the outer, folded layer of the brain (cerebral cortex). DERIVATIVES cortical adjective. ORIGIN Latin, bark …   English terms dictionary

  • layer — A sheet of one substance lying on another and distinguished from it by a difference in texture or color or by not being continuous with it. SEE ALSO: stratum, lamina. SYN: panniculus. ameloblastic l. the internal l. of the enamel organ. SYN: enam …   Medical dictionary

  • cortical meshwork — Sub plasmalemmal layer of tangled microfilaments anchored to the plasma membrane by their barbed ends. This meshwork contributes to the mechanical properties of the cell surface and probably restricts the access of cytoplasmic vesicles to the… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • cortical — adjective /ˈkɔː.tɪ.kəl,ˈkɔɹ.tɪ.kəl/ a) Pertaining to the outer layer of an internal organ or body structure, such as the kidney or the brain. b) Pertaining to the cortex of a stem or root the tissue that lies inward from the …   Wiktionary


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