neocortex etymology

English word neocortex comes from English neo-, English cortex

Detailed word origin of neocortex

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neo- English (eng) (organic chemistry) Being a newly-discovered or -synthesized variant of an existing compound. (organic chemistry) Having a structure, similar to that of neopentane, in which each hydrogen atom of a methyl group has been replaced by an alkyl group. Contemporary. New.
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.
neocortex English (eng) (neuroanatomy) The top layer of the cerebral hemispheres in the brain of mammals; part of the cerebral cortex.

Words with the same origin as neocortex

Descendants of neo-
Neoplatonic neo neobehaviourism neoburlesque neoclassical neocommunism neoconservativism neodymium neoepithelialization neogrammatical neoliberalist neolite neomercantilism neonatal neopatrimonial neopenis neophallus neoplasia neorealism neosilicate neotetrazolium neothalamus neotraditional neourethra