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Meaning of cortex

cor•tex

Pronunciation: (kôr'teks), [key]
— pl. -ti•ces
    1. the outer region of an organ or structure, as the outer portion of the kidney.
    2. the cerebral cortex.
    1. the portion of a stem between the epidermis and the vascular tissue; bark.
    2. any outer layer, as rind.
  1. the surface tissue layer of a fungus or lichen, composed of massed hyphal cells.
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