cortex

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cortex the tissue that surrounds the lens nucleus
    • n cortex the layer of unmyelinated neurons (the grey matter) forming the cortex of the cerebrum
    • n cortex the tissue forming the outer layer of an organ or structure in plant or animal
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cortex Bark, as of a tree; hence, an outer covering.
    • Cortex (Med) Bark; rind; specifically, cinchona bark.
    • Cortex (Anat) The outer or superficial part of an organ; as, the cortex or gray exterior substance of the brain.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cortex In botany: Bark, as of a tree. See bark.
    • n cortex In Chara and some algæ, a covering of tubular or other cells inclosing the axis; in lichens, the cortical layer (which see, under cortical).
    • n cortex Specifically, in medicine, Peruvian bark.
    • n cortex In anatomy and zoology, some part or structure likened to bark or rind; cortical substance: as, the coriex of the brain. Specifically— A thin, fleshy expansion of cœnosare upon the sclero-base of a polyp.
    • n cortex The peridium of fungi.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cortex kor′teks the bark or skin of a plant: a covering
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., bark. Cf. Cork
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. cortex, corticis, bark.

Usage

In literature:

The cortex is porose but firm, orange at first, but becoming tawny with age, even in the herbarium.
"The North American Slime-Moulds" by Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
A Decoction of the Cortex removed some Coughs which had continued for a considerable Time.
"An Account of the Diseases which were most frequent in the British military hospitals in Germany" by Donald Monro
Thus the cortex controls the reflexes.
"Psychology" by Robert S. Woodworth
P. cortex breaking up into scales; s. peronately scaly up to inf.
"European Fungus Flora: Agaricaceae" by George Massee
The core represents the wood of an ordinary stem and the outer ring the soft outer tissue (bast and cortex).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
The pigment in the cortex can be studied also.
"The Social Gangster" by Arthur B. Reeve
The medullated nerve-fibres of the white matter when traced into the cortex are seen to enter in bundles set vertically to the surface.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4" by Various
The coenenchyma is further differentiated into a medullary portion and a cortex.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
Don't know how it works, probably tranquilizers and some of the cortex drugs.
"Sense of Obligation" by Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
C, cortex, the region outside of the bundles.
"Wood and Forest" by William Noyes
B.K., Bark external to the first periderm layer, corresponding to the primary cortex.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
ENDODERMIS, the innermost layer of the cortex.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
The temples are like sea shells, hollows out, Which narrow close the space for cortex cells.
"Domesday Book" by Edgar Lee Masters
A word or two as to the functions of the cortex, though the subject properly demands much longer discussion.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 648, June 2, 1888." by Various
Necrosis is often due to frost, which kills the cortex of Pears, Beech, etc., in patches of this kind.
"Disease in Plants" by H. Marshall Ward
Kidneys of usual size, capsule not adherent; pyramids congested; cortex pale; markings distinct.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
The numerals refer to certain characteristic layers of the cortex in this region.
"Being Well-Born" by Michael F. Guyer
The cortex of the suprarenal bodies was sharply defined, the medullae brownish.
"Barium, A Cause of the Loco-Weed Disease" by Albert Cornelius Crawford
The firmer exterior layer of protoplasm, which is in turn covered by a thin cuticle or limiting membrane, is called the cortex or rind.
"Stories of the Universe: Animal Life" by B. Lindsay
On sectioning the bones longitudinally the cortex is noted to be exceedingly thin, a mere shell and very brittle.
"Scurvy Past and Present" by Alfred Fabian Hess
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In poetry:

Why, cut it off, piece after piece,
And throw the tough cortex away,
And when you've marvelled on the wars
That wove their interior smoke its way,
Tear out the close vermiculate crease
Where death crawled angrily at bay.
"Homily" by Allen Tate

In news:

Frontal Cortex and Reward-Guided Learning and Decision-Making Neuron , Volume 70, Issue 6, 23 June 2011, Pages 1054-1069 Matthew F.S.
Direct Tactile Stimulation of Dorsal Occipito-Temporal Cortex in a Visual Agnosic.
This diagram depicts the proportional amount of sensory information that various parts of the human body send to the brain's primary somatosensory cortex.
Decreased signal intensity on T2 weighted imaging in the occipital cortex and subcortical white m.
Cortex Racing's Radial X Spindle.
NXP Extends Fully Scalable USB Portfolio With LPC11U00 Cortex-M0 Series.
The rostrolateral prefrontal cortex region of the brain.
Literature for Your Visual Cortex.
Fujitsu announces new ARM cortex-based bridge SoC .
Direct Tactile Stimulation of Dorsal Occipito- Temporal Cortex in a Visual Agnosic.
Up to 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A8.
The presenter will introduce you to the ARM® Cortex™-A50 series processors and share a detailed overview of the first processors based on the ARMv8 64-bit architecture.
The rational part of our brain, primarily the prefrontal cortex, is weighing these possible costs of cheating , and reminding us the sexy person is married to our boss.
A look at Cortex-M0 and -M0+ microcontrollers.
Biloxi police want to hear from anyone with information about the killing of Xavier Cortex Seales, shot Aug 7, 2009, at The Lexington on Lejuene Drive.
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In science:

Wang. A model of visuospatial working memory in prefrontal cortex: recurrent network and cellular bistability. J.
Interplay between Network Topology and Dynamics in Neural Systems
Wang. A model of visuospatial working memory in prefrontal cortex: recurrent network and cellular bistability. J.
Interplay between Network Topology and Dynamics in Neural Systems
In addition, a sample of recordings from rat barrel cortex illustrates the mean time window at which such ‘corrections’ dominate when correlations are, as often in the real brain, neither random nor small.
Redundancy and synergy arising from correlations in large ensembles
We have analyzed many sets of data recorded from rat cortex.
Redundancy and synergy arising from correlations in large ensembles
Cells in rat somatosensory barrel cortex for 2 stimulus sites.
Redundancy and synergy arising from correlations in large ensembles
Treatment with a similar dose of VAS (12 mg/kg) failed to prevent PGE2 increase in the ischemic brain, although a slight decrease in PGE2 levels in the ipsilateral cortex was observed when the dose was increased to 120 mg/kg.
Post-ischaemic treatment with the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor nimesulide reduces blood-brain barrier disruption and leukocyte infiltration following transient focal cerebral ischaemia in rats
In dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, lab M shows slightly lower quality than the replicate site D.
Quality assessment for short oligonucleotide microarray data
Diggle et al. (1991) applied several methods for the analysis of the spatial distributions of pyramidal neurons in the cingulate cortex of human sub jects in three diagnostic groupings.
Class-Specific Tests of Spatial Segregation Based on Nearest Neighbor Contingency Tables
This data set consists of the (x, y )-coordinates of pyramidal neurons in area 24, layer 2 of the cingulate cortex.
Directional Clustering Tests Based on Nearest Neighbor Contingency Tables
Diggle et al. (1991) applied several methods for the analysis of the spatial distributions of pyramidal neurons in the cingulate cortex of human sub jects in three diagnostic groupings.
Directional Clustering Tests Based on Nearest Neighbor Contingency Tables
We compare yachs to six extractive summarizers and one baseline, results are shown in figure 3. yachs, Cortex and the baseline use the same automatic sentence segmentation process which consists in a standard sentence boundaries detection system enriched with lists of abbreviations.
Statistical Automatic Summarization in Organic Chemistry
Behaviordependent short-term assembly dynamics in the medial prefrontal cortex.
Conservative Hypothesis Tests and Confidence Intervals using Importance Sampling
Developmental plasticity connects visual cortex to motoneurons after stroke.
Establishing, versus Maintaining, Brain Function: A Neuro-computational Model of Cortical Reorganization after Injury to the Immature Brain
Role of adaptive plasticity in recovery of function after damage to motor cortex.
Establishing, versus Maintaining, Brain Function: A Neuro-computational Model of Cortical Reorganization after Injury to the Immature Brain
Finally, several works tend to confirm that the retina generates a compact code to be transmitted to the visual cortex .
Streaming an image through the eye: The retina seen as a dithered scalable image coder
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