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cortex

See also: córtex

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin cortex (bark).

NounEdit

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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  • cortex at OneLook Dictionary Search

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *ker-, *sker-. 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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NounEdit

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.

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative cortex corticēs
genitive corticis corticum
dative corticī corticibus
accusative corticem corticēs
ablative cortice corticibus
vocative cortex corticēs

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