Associations to the word «Cortex»

Wiktionary

CORTEX, noun. (countable) (anatomy) The outer layer of an internal organ or body structure, such as the kidney or the brain.
CORTEX, noun. (uncountable) (botany) The tissue of a stem or root that lies inward from the epidermis, but exterior to the vascular tissue.

Dictionary definition

CORTEX, noun. The layer of unmyelinated neurons (the grey matter) forming the cortex of the cerebrum.
CORTEX, noun. The tissue forming the outer layer of an organ or structure in plant or animal.
CORTEX, noun. The tissue that surrounds the lens nucleus.

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King