cortex etymology

English word cortex comes from Proto-Indo-European *gʰreH₁-, Proto-Indo-European *kor, Proto-Balto-Slavic *krei-, Proto-Baltic *krei-, English adrenal cortex

Detailed word origin of cortex

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*gʰreH₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to grow, become green, grow, become green
*kor Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*krei- Proto-Balto-Slavic (ine-bsl-pro)
*krei- Proto-Baltic (bat-pro)
adrenal cortex English (eng) (anatomy) The outer portion of the adrenal glands that produces hormones essential to homeostasis.
crescendum Latin (lat)
*(s)ker- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to turn, to bend, to turn, to bend, to turn, bend  , to move, swing, jump, to cut  , twist, turn, bend
sincerus Latin (lat) Clean, pure, sound.. Genuine, sincere.. Real, natural.. Uninjured, whole.
corticis Latin (lat)
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.

Words with the same origin as cortex

Descendants of *gʰreH₁-
concrete corn course create crew current exact exist exit experience experiment grass green grow grown growth harry her here horn increase rap rape shrink whore
Descendants of *kor
coronary coronation crown crowned
Descendants of *krei-
decide desert deserve desperate destroy die due effect effort evidence example exchange expect expected expecting rock row say
Descendants of adrenal cortex
decision delicious desire event excuse issue still