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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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.
2. (Med.) Bark; rind; specifically, cinchona bark.
3. (Anat.) The outer or superficial part of an organ; as, the
cortex or gray exterior substance of the brain.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: the layer of unmyelinated neurons (the grey matter) forming
the cortex of the cerebrum [syn: cerebral cortex,
cerebral mantle, pallium, cortex]
2: the tissue forming the outer layer of an organ or structure
in plant or animal [ant: medulla]
3: the tissue that surrounds the lens nucleus [syn: lens
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
67 Moby Thesaurus words for "cortex":
armature, armor, armor plate, bark, body armor, border, buckler,
bulletproof vest, chain armor, chain mail, chitin, circumference,
coat of mail, cork, covering, crust, elytron, envelope, epicarp,
epidermis, episperm, exterior, external, facade, face, facet,
fringe, front, habergeon, harness, hauberk, integument, lineaments,
lorica, lorication, mail, needles, outer face, outer layer,
outer side, outer skin, outline, outside, panoply, peel, peeling,
pericarp, periphery, phellum, plate, plate armor,
protective covering, rind, scute, scutum, shell, shield, skin,
spines, suit of armor, superficies, superstratum, surface, test,
testa, thick skin, top
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :
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