Pronunciation: (nē"ō-kôr'teks), [key]
—pl. -ti•cesPronunciation: (-tu-sēz"). [key]
the largest and evolutionarily most recent portion of the cerebral cortex, composed of complex, layered tissue, the site of most of the higher brain functions. Also called neopallium.
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