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cortex

noun [C]     /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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