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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cortex  \Cor"tex\  (k?r"t?ks),  n.;  pl  {Cortices}  (-t?-s?z).  [L., 
  bark.  Cf  {Cork}.] 
  1.  Bark,  as  of  a  tree;  hence  an  outer  covering. 
 
  2.  (Med.)  Bark;  rind;  specifically,  cinchona  bark. 
 
  3.  (Anat.)  The  outer  or  superficial  part  of  an  organ;  as  the 
  cortex  or  gray  exterior  substance  of  the  brain. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cortex 
  n  1:  the  layer  of  unmyelinated  neurons  (the  gray  matter)  forming 
  the  cortex  of  the  cerebrum  [syn:  {cerebral  cortex},  {cerebral 
  mantle},  {pallium}] 
  2:  the  tissue  forming  the  outer  layer  of  an  organ  or  structure 
  in  plant  or  animal  [ant:  {medulla}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Cortex 
 
  An  experimental  slow  controls  project  at  {CERN}. 
 
  (1994-11-30) 
 
 




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