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One entry found for cortex.
Main Entry: cor·tex
Pronunciation: primarystresskodotr-secondarystressteks
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural cor·ti·ces /primarystresskodotrt-schwa-secondarystresssemacronz /; or cor·tex·es
1 : an outer or surrounding layer of an organ or body part <the cortex of the kidney>; especially : the outer layer of gray matter of the cerebrum
2 : the layer of tissue outside the xylem and phloem and inside the corky or epidermal tissues of a vascular plant; also : all tissues external to the xylem

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