In plants the tissue region between the vascular system and the epidermis. In fungi the region inside the spore coat of an endospore, around the core.
(1) Bot . Outer part of stem or root, between the vascular system and the epidermis; composed of parenchyma. (2) Region of cytoplasm adjacent to the plasma membrane. (3) Histol . Outer part of organ.
• (n.) Bark, as of a tree; hence, an outer covering. • (n.) The outer or superficial part of an organ; as, the cortex or gray exterior substance of the brain. • (n.) Bark; rind; specifically, cinchona bark.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/cortex/
<anatomy> The outer layer of an organ or other body structure, as distinguished from the internal substance. ... Origin: L. Corticalis = bark, rind, shell ... (18 Nov 1997) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
(kor;teks) 1.The outer layer of an internal organ or body structure, as of the kidney or adrenal gland. 2. The convoluted layer of gray matter that covers the surface of each cerebral hemisphere.Found on http://www.mhhe.com/biosci/abio/glossary.mhtml
(kor´teks) pl. cor´tices Latin word meaning bark. In anatomy, it is used for the outer layer of an organ or other structure, as opposed to its inner substance or medulla. adj., cor´tical., adj.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
(L. 'bark, rind, shell') (NA) the outer layer of an organ or other body structure, as distinguished from the internal substance.Found on http://users.ugent.be/~rvdstich/eugloss/DIC/dictio21.html
1) The outer part of an organ, e.g., the adrenal cortex, which produces several steroid hormones; 2)
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the tissue forming the outer layer of an organ or structure in plant or animalFound on https://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20974
In anatomy and zoology the cortex (Latin: `bark`, `rind`, `shell` or `busk`) is the outermost (or `superficial`) layer of an organ. Organs with well-defined cortical layers include kidneys, adrenal glands, ovaries, the thymus, and portions of the brain, including the cerebral cortex, the most well-known of all cortices. The cerebe...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cortex_(anatomy)
In lithic analysis in archaeology the cortex is the outer layer of rock formed on the exterior of raw materials by chemical and mechanical weathering processes. It is often recorded on the dorsal surface of flakes using a three class system: primary (100% cortex), secondary (100%>x>0%), and tertiary (0%). The amount of cortex ...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cortex_(archaeology)
A cortex is the outermost layer of a stem or root in a plant, or the surface layer of the nonfruiting part of the body of a lichen. In botany, the cortex is the outermost layer of the stem or root of a plant, bounded on the outside by the epidermis and on the inside by the endodermis. In plants, it is composed mostly of differentia...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cortex_(botany)
The cortex of the hair shaft is located between the hair cuticle and medulla and is the thickest hair layer. It also contains most of the hair`s pigment, giving the hair its color. The pigment in the cortex is melanin, which is also found in skin. The distribution of this pigment varies from animal to animal and person to person. In ...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cortex_(hair)
; plural Cortices
(-t...-s...z). [ Latin , bark. Confer Cork
Bark, as of a tree; hence, an outer covering. 2. (Medicine)
Bark; rind; specifically, cinchona bark. 3. (Anat.)
The outer or superficial part of an organ;...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/C/166
â€` see Cortical bone
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Compact part of the bone which provides the strength of the bone.
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Compact part of the bone which provides the strength of the bone.Found on http://www.translationdirectory.com/glossaries/glossary351.php
cortex (s); cortices, cortexes (pl) 1. The outer layer of an internal organ or body structure, as of the kidney or adrenal gland. 2. The outer layer of gray matter that covers the surface of the cerebral hemisphere. 3. In botany, the region of tissue in a root or stem lying between the epidermis and the vascular tissue. 4. An external lay...Found on http://www.wordinfo.info/words/index/info/view_unit/548/
cortex, in botany, term generally applied to the outer soft tissues of the leaves, stems, and roots of plants. Cortical cells of the leaves and outer layers of nonwoody stems contain chloroplasts, and are modified for food storage (usually in the form of starch) in roots and the inner layers of stem...Found on http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/sci/A0813664.html
Cortex: The outer portion of an organ. The outer portion of the adrenal gland is called the adrenal cortex; the outer portion of the cerebrum is the cerebral cortex (a key part of the brain); the outer part of the kidney is the renal cortex (it lies just beneath the capsule surrounding the kidney); etc. The cortex is in contrast to the inner portio...Found on http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=2847
In biology, the outer part of a structure such as the brain, kidney, or adrenal gland. In botany the cortex includes nonspecialized cells lying just beneath the surface cells of the root and stemFound on http://www.talktalk.co.uk/reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0029748.html
in plants, tissue of unspecialized cells lying between the epidermis (surface cells) and the vascular, or conducting, tissues of stems and roots. ... [4 related articles]Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/c/146
Latin = bark, adjective, cortical.Found on http://www.anatomy.usyd.edu.au/glossary/glossary.cgi?
Outer (peripheral) layer of an organ.Found on http://www.roitt.com/glossary.asp
Outer layer of an organ (kidney, adrenal gland, brain) or hair shaft; contrasted with medulla.Found on http://www.thehorse.com/Glossary.xhtml?L=C
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