Cortical (adjective)

  1. Of or relating to the cerebral cortex.
  2. Of or relating to the outer layer of an organ or structure.


From the latin word "cortex" meaning "bark" or "rind".


  1. The patient suffered a cortical stroke which affected the language center of the brain.
  2. The cortical layer of the kidney is responsible for filtering blood.
  3. Cortical neurons play a key role in memory and learning.
  4. The cortical bone of the skull is thicker than the trabecular bone.
  5. Cortical blindness is caused by damage to the occipital lobe of the brain.
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