Cerebral cortex

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Simplified definition

The brain’s outermost gray layer which covers it and its different areas.

Source: Houria Aiouaz, for Alzheimer Foundation

Referenced definition

“The convoluted surface layer of gray matter of the cerebrum that functions chiefly in coordination of sensory and motor information.”

Source: Merriam-Webster. Cerebral cortex. [Internet]. [cited on May 8, 2023]. 

 

Synonym(s)

Cerebral mantle / Gray matter

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