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cerebral cortex definition

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Define the English word cerebral cortex below. Cerebral cortex is a noun. Also define these 3 related words and terms: neuroanatomy, cerebrum, and brain.

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cerebral cortex (plural cerebral cortices or cerebral cortexes)

  1. (neuroanatomy) The grey, folded, outermost layer of the cerebrum that is responsible for higher brain processes such as sensation, voluntary muscle movement, thought, reasoning, and memory.
    • 2013 May-June, Charles T. Ambrose, “Alzheimer’s Disease”, in American Scientist, volume 101, number 3, page 200:
      Similar studies of rats have employed four different intracranial resorbable, slow sustained release systems— […]. Such a slow-release device containing angiogenic factors could be placed on the pia mater covering the cerebral cortex and tested in persons with senile dementia in long term studies.

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