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Pronunciation: ar′ki-kōr′teks


  1. Typically, the phylogenetically older parts of the cerebral cortex.
  2. More specifically, the cortex forming the hippocampus.

Synonym(s): archipallium

[archi- + L. cortex]

See Also: allocortex, cerebral cortex

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