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paleocortex

[pey-lee-oh-kawr-teks; especially British pal-ee-] /ˌpeɪ li oʊˈkɔr tɛks; especially British ˌpæl i-/
noun, Anatomy
1.
the olfactory region of the brain.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; paleo- + cortex
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[pey-lee-oh-kawr-ti-kuh l; especially British pal-ee-] /ˌpeɪ li oʊˈkɔr tɪ kəl; especially British ˌpæl i-/ (Show IPA),
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paleocortices in Medicine

paleocortex pa·le·o·cor·tex (pā'lē-ō-kôr'těks')
n.
The phylogenetically oldest part of the cortical mantle of the cerebral hemisphere, represented by the olfactory cortex.

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