Variant of cortico-.
[kawr-ti-kuh l] /ˈkɔr tɪ kəl/ adjective 1. Anatomy. of, pertaining to, resembling, or consisting of . 2. Physiology. resulting from the function or condition of the . 3. Botany. of or relating to the . adj. 1670s, from Modern Latin corticalis, from cortex “bark of a tree” (see cortex). cortical cor·ti·cal (kôr’tĭ-kəl) adj.
- Cortical artery
cortical artery n. Any of several branches of the anterior, middle, and posterior cerebral arteries that supply the cerebral cortex.
- Cortical audiometry
cortical audiometry n. Measurement of the electric potentials that arise in the auditory system above the level of the brainstem.
- Cortical blindness
cortical blindness n. Loss of sight due to an organic lesion in the visual cortex.