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cortex

noun [C] uk   /ˈkɔː.teks/ us    /ˈkɔːr-/ (plural cortices   /-ɪ.siːz /   ) specialized
the outer layer, especially of the brain and other organs: the cerebral cortexSubstances and structures in the bodyThe brain and nervous system
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