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cortical

[kawr-ti-kuh l] /ˈkɔr tɪ kəl/
adjective
1.
Anatomy. of, pertaining to, resembling, or consisting of cortex.
2.
Physiology. resulting from the function or condition of the cerebral cortex.
3.
Botany. of or pertaining to the cortex.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; < Neo-Latin corticālis, equivalent to Latin cortic- (stem of cortex) cortex + -ālis -al1
Related forms
cortically, adverb
intercortical, adjective
noncortical, adjective
noncortically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for cortically

cortical

adj.

1670s, from Modern Latin corticalis, from cortex "bark of a tree" (see cortex).

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cortically in Medicine

cortical cor·ti·cal (kôr'tĭ-kəl)
adj.

  1. Of, relating to, derived from, or consisting of cortex.

  2. Of, relating to, associated with, or depending on the cerebral cortex.

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