Meaning of neocortex

ne•o•cor•tex

Pronunciation: (nē"ō-kôr'teks), [key]
— pl. -ti•ces
  1. 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
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