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n. pl. ne·o·cor·ti·ces (-tĭ-sēz′) or ne·o·cor·tex·es
The dorsal region of the cerebral cortex, especially large in primates, thought to have evolved more recently than other parts of the brain. Also called neopallium.

ne′o·cor′ti·cal (-tĭ-kəl) adj.
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(Anatomy) anatomy the part of the cerebral cortex dealing with higher brain function
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(ˌni oʊˈkɔr tɛks)

n., pl. -ti•ces (-təˌsiz)
the outermost portion of the cerebral cortex, highly developed in mammals.
ne`o•cor′ti•cal (-tɪ kəl) adj.
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Noun1.neocortex - the cortical part of the neencephalon
cerebral cortex, cerebral mantle, cortex, pallium - the layer of unmyelinated neurons (the grey matter) forming the cortex of the cerebrum
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