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Definition of "cortical" [cor•ti•cal]

  • Of, relating to, derived from, or consisting of cortex. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, associated with, or depending on the cerebral cortex. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cortical" in a sentence
  • "The term cortical column is also often used in non-ontogenetic contexts, thereby broadening its meaning with respect to the more precise"
  • "The term cortical column is also often used in non-ontogenetic contexts (for review on functional aspects, see"
  • "This wave—known as "cortical spreading depression"—activates nerve cells as it goes, and the symptoms sufferers report typically correspond to the area of the brain the wave is passing over."