Associations to the word «Cortical»


CORTICAL, adjective. (anatomy) Pertaining to the outer layer of an internal organ or body structure, such as the kidney or the brain.
CORTICAL, adjective. (botany) Pertaining to the cortex of a stem or root—the tissue that lies inward from the epidermis, but exterior to the vascular tissue.
CORTICAL COLUMN, noun. Hypercolumn
CORTICAL PLATE, noun. (anatomy) a layer of compact bone that overlies the spongiosa of the alveolar process on the mandible and maxilla
CORTICAL REACTION, noun. (embryology) A reaction that manifests during fertilization, when the sperm cell coalesces with the egg's plasma membrane; this prevents entry of a second sperm

Dictionary definition

CORTICAL, adjective. Of or relating to a cortex.

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