noun, plural neocortices [nee-oh-kawr-tuh-seez] .
the largest and evolutionarily most recent portion of the cerebral cortex, composed of complex, layered tissue, the site of most of the higher brain functions.
Also called neopallium.

1905–10; neo- + cortex

neocortical [nee-oh-kawr-ti-kuhl] , adjective Unabridged
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neocortex ne·o·cor·tex (nē'ō-kôr'těks')
See isocortex.

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