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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: 'bark (= outer covering of a tree)'

cortex

noun
     
Related topics: Biology, Human, Medicine
cor‧tex plural cortices [countable]
HBM the outer layer of an organ in your body, especially your brain
cortical adjective

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