cortex

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See also: córtex

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin cortex (cork).

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Noun[edit]

cortex (countable and uncountable, plural cortexes or cortices)

  1. (countable, anatomy) The outer layer of an internal organ or body structure, such as the kidney or the brain.
  2. (uncountable, botany) The tissue of a stem or root that lies inward from the epidermis, but exterior to the vascular tissue.

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Further reading[edit]

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

cortex m (uncountable)

  1. cortex

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *(s)kert-, extended from *(s)ker- (to cut). Cognate with Ancient Greek κείρω (keírō, I cut off), English shear, German scheren, Albanian harr (to cut, to mow), Lithuanian skìrti (separate), Welsh ysgar (separate), Old Armenian քերեմ (kʿerem, to scrape, scratch).

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Noun[edit]

cortex m (genitive corticis); third declension

  1. The bark of a tree; the bark of a cork tree; cork.
  2. The shell or outward part or covering of anything else; body.

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative cortex corticēs
Genitive corticis corticum
Dative corticī corticibus
Accusative corticem corticēs
Ablative cortice corticibus
Vocative cortex corticēs

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  • Arabic: القُورْق(al-qūrq)
  • Catalan: còrtex
  • English: cortex
  • French: cortex

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