Definition of Cortical

1. Adjective. Of or relating to a cortex.

Derivative terms: Cortex, Cortex
Partainyms: Cortex

Definition of Cortical

1. a. Belonging to, or consisting of, bark or rind; resembling bark or rind; external; outer; superficial; as, the cortical substance of the kidney.

Definition of Cortical

1. Adjective. (anatomy) Pertaining to the outer layer of an internal organ or body structure, such as the kidney or the brain. ¹

2. Adjective. (botany) Pertaining to the cortex of a stem or root—the tissue that lies inward from the epidermis, but exterior to the vascular tissue. ¹

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Definition of Cortical

1. cortex [adj] - See also: cortex

Medical Definition of Cortical

1. Pertaining to or of the nature of a cortex or bark. Origin: L. Corticalis This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cortical

cortex cerebelli
cortex cerebri
cortex glandulae suprarenalis
cortex lentis
cortex nodi lymphatici
cortex of hair shaft
cortex of lens
cortex of lymph node
cortex of ovary
cortex of thymus
cortex ovarii
cortex renis
cortical (current term)
cortical apraxia
cortical arches of kidney
cortical area
cortical arteries
cortical audiometry
cortical blindness
cortical bone
cortical cataract
cortical convexity
cortical deafness
cortical dysplasia
cortical epilepsy
cortical hormones

Literary usage of Cortical

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1. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray, Thomas Pickering Pick (1897)
"(16); whilst that portion which stretches from one cortical column to the ... 716), is called a cortical arch, the depth of which varies from a third to ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1893)
"585); whilst that portion which stretches from one cortical column to the next, and intervenes between the base of the pyramid and the capsule (which is ..."

3. The Development of the Chick: An Introduction to Embryology by Frank Rattray Lillie (1908)
"Origin of the cortical Cords. According to Soulie, the cortical cords arise as proliferations of a special suprarenal zone of the peritoneum adjacent to the ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1893)
"It lends support to the opinion (upon which there is not so much unanimity) that there is no cortical representation of sensation in the pre-central ..."

5. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"cortical layer, in lichens, a multiple layer of cells forming a false ... In horizontal frondose lichens there is an upper and a lower cortical layer. ..."

6. The Textile Fibres: Their Physical, Microscopical and Chemical Properties by Joseph Merritt Matthews (1913)
"The cortical Cells.—The cortical layer, or true fibrous portion of the fibre, ... To this cortical tissue the fibre chiefly owes its tensile strength and ..."

7. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"A greater slope (or affinity) was seen for inner cortical than outer cortical membranes (P < 0.05). Table I shows the mean values for each cortical region. ..."

8. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"Protozoa in which the protoplasm of the cell- body, in its adult condition, is permanently differentiated into two layers, an outer denser cortical ..."

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