[kawr-ti-kuh l] /ˈkɔr tɪ kəl/
Anatomy. of, pertaining to, resembling, or consisting of .
Physiology. resulting from the function or condition of the .
Botany. of or relating to the .
1670s, from Modern Latin corticalis, from cortex “bark of a tree” (see cortex).
cortical cor·ti·cal (kôr’tĭ-kəl)
- 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.
- Cortical bone
cortical bone n. See cortical substance.