noun (plural cortices or cortexes) Etymology: Latin cortic-, cortex bark — more at cuirass Date: 1677 1. a. (1) the outer or superficial part of an organ or bodily structure (as the kidney, adrenal gland, or cerebellum or a bone); especially cerebral cortex (2) the proteinaceous usually pigmented layer of a hair below the cuticle b. the outer part of some organisms (as paramecia) 2. a plant bark or rind (as cinchona) used medicinally 3. a. the typically parenchymatous layer of tissue external to the vascular tissue and internal to the corky or epidermal tissues of a green plant; broadly all tissues external to the xylem b. an outer or investing layer of various algae, lichens, or fungi

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  • cortex — [ kɔrtɛks ] n. m. • 1896; mot lat. « écorce » 1 ♦ Anat. Partie externe périphérique. Cortex cérébral, rénal. Absolt Le cortex : l écorce cérébrale. ⇒ cortical; aussi néocortex. Cortex surrénal. ⇒ corticosurrénale. 2 ♦ Biol. Tissu externe primaire …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • Cortex — (lat. für ‚Rinde‘, ‚Hülle‘) oder eingedeutscht Kortex bezeichnet: Rinde einer Pflanze in der Botanik Rindenteile einer Heilpflanze, siehe Heilpflanze #Bezeichnungen für die jeweils wirksamen Teile der Pflanze Rindenschicht der Fruchtkörper bei… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cortex — Cor tex (k[^o]r t[e^]ks), n.; pl. {Cortices} ( t? s?z). [L., bark. Cf. {Cork}.] 1. Bark, as of a tree; hence, an outer covering. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) Bark; rind; specifically, cinchona bark. [1913 Webster] 3. (Anat.) The outer or superficial… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • córtex — m. anat. Corteza. Medical Dictionary. 2011 …   Diccionario médico

  • cortex — 1650s, outer shell, husk, from L. cortex bark of a tree (see CORIUM (Cf. corium)). Specifically of the brain, first recorded 1741 …   Etymology dictionary

  • cortex — meaning ‘the outer part of a bodily organ’ (as in cerebral cortex, referring to the brain), has the plural form cortices …   Modern English usage

  • 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

  • cortex — cortex. См. кортекс. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Cortex — (lat.), 1) Rinde, bes. zu pharmaceutischem Gebrauch, z.B. C. angosturae, s. Angosturarinde etc.; 2) (Anat.), so v.w. Rindensubstanz, z.B. des Gehirns, auch Corticalsubstanz …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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