cortactin etymology

English word cortactin comes from Proto-Indo-European *kor-, English cortex

Detailed word origin of cortactin

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*kor- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
cortex English (eng) (countable, anatomy) The outer layer of an internal organ or body structure, such as the kidney or the brain.. (uncountable, botany) The tissue of a stem or root that lies inward from the epidermis, but exterior to the vascular tissue.
cortex Latin (lat) The bark of a tree; the bark of a cork tree; cork.. The shell or outward part or covering of anything else; body.
actin English (eng) (protein, countable) One of the six isoforms of actin.. (protein, uncountable) A globular structural protein that polymerizes in a helical fashion to form an actin filament (or microfilament).
cortactin English (eng) (protein) A microfilament protein that regulates the assembly and organization of cortical actin.

Words with the same origin as cortactin

Descendants of *kor-
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Descendants of cortex
cortical corticothalamocortical