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cortex (s); cortices, cortexes (pl)
1. The outer layer of an internal organ or body structure, as of the kidney or adrenal gland.
2. The outer layer of gray matter that covers the surface of the cerebral hemisphere.
3. In botany, the region of tissue in a root or stem lying between the epidermis and the vascular tissue.
4. An external layer; such as, bark or rind.
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(Latin: bark, rind; literally, that which is "stripped off"; used in its extended senses, chief among these being "pertaining to the outer layer of a bodily organ, especially the brain")
(Greek > Latin: inner room, bedchamber; so called by Galen because chambers at the base of the brain were thought to supply animal spirits to the optic nerves; thalamus, the middle part of the diencephalon (the area in the center of the brain just above the brain stem that includes the thalamus and hypothalamus) which relays sensory impulses to the cerebral cortex of the brain)